Julian Bell: Art and the Brain, 8 October 2009
Show More Splendours and Miseries of the Brain: Love, Creativity and the Quest for Human Happiness by Semir Zeki.
Wiley-Blackwell, 234 pp., £16.99, November 2008, 978 1 4051 8557 8Show More
Neuroarthistory: From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki by John Onians.
Yale, 225 pp., £18.99, February 2008, 978 0 300 12677 8Show More
Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of Images by Barbara Maria Stafford.
Chicago, 281 pp., £20.50, November 2008, 978 0 226 77052 9Show More
“... using fMRI – notably, Semir Zeki – have pointed art studies in a significant new direction. John Onians and Barbara Maria Stafford, both art historians, certainly think so, though Neuroarthistory and Echo Objects argue the case in quite different ways. What might the far view be, from this new bend in the road? Suppose we could arrive at adequate ...”