Book Reviews

A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman. Simon & Schuster, New York, 2017. 384 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 1476766681; 978-1476766683. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 51, no. 3 (2018): 314-317.) PDF

Future of the Brain: Essays by the World’s Leading Neuroscientists edited by Gary Marcus and Jeremy Freeman. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A., 2016. 304 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-691-17331-3. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 51, no. 1 (2018): 93-95.) PDF

The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene by Oswald J. Schmitz. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A., 2016. 256pp. Trade. ISBN: 978-0691160566.(Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 50, no. 5 (2017): 545-547.) PDF

Emotions: Pain and Pleasure in Dutch Paintings of the Golden Age by Gary Schwartz and Machiel Keestra. NAI Publishers and the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands, 2015. 144 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 978-9462081703. (Reviewed by Amy Ione Leonardo 50, no. 3 (2017): 334-336.) PDF

Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures by Eric R. Kandel. Columbia University Press, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2016. 240 pp. Trade. ISBN: 978-0231179621. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 50, no. 3 (2017): 338-342.) PDF

William Henry Fox Talbot: Beyond Photography edited by Mirjam Brusius, Katrina Dean and Chitra Ramalingam. Yale University Press, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2013. Series: Studies in British Art (Book 23). 320 pp. Trade. ISBN: 978-0300179347. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 50, no. 2 (2017): 218-220.) PDF

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature by Alva Noë. Hill and Wang, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2015. 304pp. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-809-08917-8. Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 49, no. 3 (2016): 280-283.) PDF

After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain by Michael L. Anderson. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2014. 432 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-02810-3. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 49, no. 1 (2016): 89-91.) PDF

Leonardo Da Vinci: Anatomist by Martin Clayton and Ron Philo. Royal Collection Trust, London, U.K., 2011. 256pp. Illus. Paper. £18.95, ISBN-13: 978-1909741034. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 48, no. 5 (2015): 492-492.) PDF

To Tell the Truth: Working for Change: Documenting Hard Times (1929–1941) directed by Calvin Skaggs, narrated by Alex Baldwin. Icarus Films, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A., 2013. DVD, 56 min. (Reviewed by Amy Ione Leonardo 48, no. 5 (2015): 489-491.) PDF

Neuroscience: A Historical Introduction by Mitchell Glickstein. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2014. 424pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-2620-2680-5. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 48, no. 3 (2015): 312-314.) PDF

Matter and Consciousness, Third Edition by Paul M. Churchland. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2013. 288 pp. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-2625-1958-8. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 48, no. 1 (2015): 88-90.) PDF

The Aesthetic Brain: How we Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art by Anjan Chatterjee. Oxford University Press, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2013. 248 pp. ISBN: 978-0-1998-1180-9. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 48, no. 1 (2015): 97-101.) PDF

Art and the Senses edited by Francesca Bacci and David Melcher. Oxford University Press, London, U.K., 2013. 676 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-19-923060-0; 978-0-19-967497-8.(Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 47, no. 5 (2014): 515-516.) PDF

The Loving Story. Directed by Nancy Buirski. Icarus Films, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A., 2011. DVD, 77 min. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 46, no. 5 (2013): 499-500.) PDF

Deadline Every Second: On Assignment with 12 Associated Press Photo-Journalists produced by Ken Kobré and John Hewitt. 58 min. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 46, no. 2 (2013): 179-180.) PDF

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner. Penguin Press, New York, NY, U.S.A. 2012. 432 pp. Trade. ISBN-13: 978-1-5942-0328-2. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 46, no. 1 (2013): 93-94.) PDF

Pairing of Polarities: The Life and Art of Sonya Rapoport edited by Terri Cohn. Heyday Books, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., 2012. 160 pp, illus. Paper. ISBN-13: 978-1-5971-4187-1. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 46, no. 1 (2013): 101-102.) PDF

Helmholtz: From Enlightenment to Neuroscience by Michel Meulders; edited and translated by Laurence Garey. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2010. 264 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01448-9. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 45, no. 5 (2012): 496-498.) PDF

Institutional Critique: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings edited by Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2011. 440 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-51664-8. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 45, no. 3 (2012): 309-310.) PDF

East Bay Open Studios Preview Exhibition 2011. Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, California, 3 May-12 June 2011 and East Bay Open Studios 2011, 4-5 and 11-12 June 2011. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 45, no. 2 (2012): 169-170.) PDF

In Praise of Copying by Marcus Boon. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2010. 304 pp. ISBN-10: 0674047834; ISBN-13: 978-0-674-04783-9. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 45, no. 1 (2012): 73-74.) PDF

Perpetual Inventory by Rosalind E. Krauss. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2010, 336 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN 10: 0262013800; ISBN-13: 978-0262013802. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 44, no. 5 (2011): 445-446.” PDF

The Moving Earth directed by Lars Becker-Larsen. Icarus Films, 52 min. Release Date: 2009. Copyright Date: 2008. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 44, no. 2 (2011): 175-176.) PDF

A Mysterious Masterpiece: The World of the Linder Gallery edited by Michael John Gorman. Florence, Italy: Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi/Alias. 135 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 978-8-96532-02-7.(Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 44, no. 2 (2011): 182-183.) PDF

Darwin’s Camera: Art and Photography in the Theory of Evolution by Phillip Prodger. Oxford University Press, 2009. 320 pp., illus. Hardcover. ISBN-10: 0195150317; ISBN-13: 978-0195150315. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 44, no. 1 (2011): 78-80.) PDF

Gerhard Richter edited by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2009. 200 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-262-01351-2, ISBN: 978-026-251312-8. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 43, no. 5 (2010): 506-507.) PDF

The Arts of China, Fifth Edition, Revised and Expanded by Michael Sullivan. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., 2009. 368 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 9780520255685; 9780520255692. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 43, no. 5 (2010): 510-511.) PDF

Everyday Creativity: Shared Languages & Collective Action, Creativity and Cognition conference. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 43, no. 3 (2010): 292-293.) PDF

Systematics as Cyberscience: Computers, Change, and Continuity in Science by Christine Hine. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2008. 320 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-262-08371-X. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 43, no. 1 (2010): 76-77.) PDF

Perspective, Projections and Design: Technologies of Architectural Representation edited by Mario Carpo and Frédérique Lemerle. Routledge, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2007. 224 pp. Hardcover; paperback. ISBN-10: 0-415-40204-2; ISBN-10: 0-415-40206-9. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 42, no. 5 (2009): 460-461.) PDF

California Video: Artists and Histories edited by Glenn Phillips. Getty Publications, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A., 2008. 312 pp., illus. Hardcover. ISBN-13: 978-0-892-36922-5. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 42, no. 5 (2009): 461-462.) PDF

Synesthesia: Art and the Mind at The McMaster Museum of Art (in collaboration with the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and the 7th Annual Meeting of the American Synesthesia Association [ASA]). (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 42, no. 3 (2009): 267-269.) PDF

Artscience: Creativity in the Post-Google Generation by David Edwards. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2008. 194 pp. Trade. ISBN: 9-780-67402625-4. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 42, no. 3 (2009): 270-272.) PDF

Picturing Space, Displacing Bodies: Anamorphosis in Early Modern Theories of Perspective by Lyle Massey. Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, PA, 2007. 192 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-271-02980-1. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 42, no. 1 (2009): 83-85.) PDF

A Culture of Improvement: Technology and the Western Millennium by Robert Friedel. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2007. 576 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN 10: 0-262-06262-3; ISBN 13: 978-0-262-06262-6. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 41, no. 5 (2008): 522-524.) PDF

Circles: Science, Sense and Symbol by Nicholas Wade. Dundee University Press, Dundee, U.K., 2007. 206 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 978-1-84586-019-6. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 41, no. 5 (2008): 521-522.) PDF

Laws of Seeing by Wolfgang Metzger, translated by Lothar Spillmann, Steven Lehar, Mimsey Stromeyer and Michael Wertheimer. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2006. 194 pp. illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-262-13467-5. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 41, no. 3 (2008): 297-298.) PDF

Too Beautiful to Picture: Zeuxis, Myth, and Mimesis by Elizabeth C. Mansfield. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2007. 240 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 0-8166-4748-4; ISBN: 0-8166-4749-1. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 41, no. 2 (2008): 187-188.) PDF

Bernie Boston: American Photojournalist by Therese Mulligan. RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, Rochester, NY, U.S.A., 2006. 112 pp., illus. ISBN: 1-933360-19-4. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 41, no. 1 (2008): 76-77.) PDF

Scientific Pluralism edited by Stephen H. Kellert, Helen E. Longino and C. Kenneth Waters. Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science Series, Vol. 19. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., 2006. 272pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-8166-4763-1. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 41, no. 1 (2008): 83-85.) PDF

The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa: Contours in the Air edited by Daniell Cornell. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., 2006. 205 pp., illus. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0520-25044-4; ISBN: 978-0520-25045-1. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo, Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, pp. 498-499.) PDF

Playing the News directed by Jeff Plunkett and Jigar Mehta. First Run/Icarus Films, Brooklyn, NY, 2005. DVD/VHS, 20 min, color. (Reviewed by Amy Ione Leonardo, Volume 40, Number 5, October 2007, pp. 505-506.) PDF

Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s–1970s edited by Lynn Zelevansky. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2004. 232 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-262-24047-5. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo, Volume 40, Number 4, August 2007, pp. 401-402.) PDF

Shadows of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought by Tony Robbin. Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, CT, U.S.A., 2006. 160 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-300110-39-1. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo, Volume 40, Number 3, June 2007, pp. 310-311). PDF

Perception and Illusion: Historical Perspectives by Nicholas J. Wade. Springer, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2005. 250 pp. ISBN: 0387227229. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo, Volume 40, Number 2, April 2007, pp. 205-206.) PDF

A Culture of Light: Cinema and Technology in 1920s Germany by Frances Guerin. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., 2005. 360 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-8166-4286-9. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 40(1), 91-92.) PDF

HYLE International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry. Special Issue: Aesthetics and Visualization in Chemistry (including Virtual Art Exhibition: Chemistry in Art) edited by Tami I. Spector and Joachim Schummer. HYLE Publications, March and October 2003. Vol. 9, Nos. 1 and 2. 243 pp. ISSN: 143305158. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 40, no. 1 (2007): 95-96.) PDF

Arnheim, Gestalt and Art: A Psychological Theory by Ian Verstegen. Springer, 2005. 188 pp. ISBN: 3211288643. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 39, no. 5 (2006): 492-493.) PDF

Science in Context. Special Issue: Writing Modern Art and Science, Linda Dalrymple Henderson, Guest Editor. Cambridge Univ. Press, London and New York, December 2004. Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 423-635. ISSN: 02698897. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 39, no. 5 (2006): 498-499.) PDF

Cognitive Science, Literature and the Arts by Patrick Colm Hogan. Routledge, London, U.K., and New York, U.S.A., 2003. 244 pp. Trade. ISBN: 0415942454. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 39, no. 3 (2006): 261-262.) PDF

Visionary Anatomies by Harvey Fineberg, J.D. Talasek and Michael Sappol. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., 2004. 40 pp., illus. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 39, no. 2 (2006): 171-172.) PDF

Robert Smithson edited by Eugenie Tsai. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., 2004. 280 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-520-24409-5. and Robert Smithson: Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere by Ann Reynolds. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2005. 384 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-262-68155-2. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 39, no. 1 (2006): 79-80.) PDF

The Fourth Annual National Conference of the American Synesthesia Association, Inc. Hosted by the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A, 05-07112004. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 38, no. 4 (2005): 360-362.) PDF

Howard Zinn: You Can’T Be Neutral on a Moving Train by Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller. First Run/Icarus Films, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A., 2004. 16 mm, 78 min., color. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 38, no. 2 (2005): 161-162.) PDF

Neurology of the Arts: Painting, Music, Literature edited by F. Clifford Rose. Imperial College Press, London, U.K., 2004. 452 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 1-86094-368-3. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 38, no. 1 (2005): 69-70.) PDF

Degas Through His Own Eyes by Michael F. Marmor. Somogy Editions D’Art, Paris, 2002. 103 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 2-85056-573-3. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 37, no. 5 (2004): 406-407.) PDF

Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity edited by William J. Mitchell, Alan S. Inouye, and Marjory S. Blumenthal. The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 2003. 268 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-309-08868-2. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 37, no. 5 (2004): 408-410.) PDF

Masaccio: Saint Andrew and the Pisa Altarpiece by Eliot W. Rowlands. Getty Publications, Los Angeles, CA, 2003. 128 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-89236-286-3. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 37, no. 4 (2004): 344-345.) PDF

Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe by Thomas Kren and Scot McKendrick. J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003. 640 pp., illus. ISBN 0-89236-703-2 (trade); ISBN 0-89236-704-0 (paper). Exhibition at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, 17 June-7 September 2003, ; Royal Academy of Arts, London, 25 November 2003-22 February 2004,. and Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance by Pia Palladino. Yale/Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003. 204 pp., illus. ISBN 0-300-09879-0. Exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, 23 February-4 May 2003; the San Francisco Museums of Fine Art, 7 June-31 August 2003; the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), 30 September 2003-1 February 2004. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 37, no. 3 (2004): 249-250.) PDF

Photography’s Other Histories edited by Christopher Pinney and Nicolas Peterson. Duke Univ. Press, Durham, NC, U.S.A., 2003. 296 pp., illus. ISBN: 0-8223-3126-8; 0-8223-3113-6. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 37(2), 159-160.) PDF

Other American Voices by Corinna Belz and Nel Hollander. First Run/Icarus Films, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A., 2002. Documentary, 52 min, color. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 37, no. 1 (2004): 75-76.) PDF

Time Stands Still: Muybridge and the Instantaneous Photography Movement edited by Phillip Prodger. Oxford Univ. Press, New York, NY, 2003. 316 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-19-514964-5. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 36(5), 399-401.) PDF

Representing Place: Landscape Painting and Maps by Edward S. Casey. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., 2002. 392 pp., illus. Trade and paper. ISBN: 0-8166-3714-8; 0-8166-3715-6. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 36, no. 5 (2003): 411-412.) PDF

Images from Science: An Exhibition of Scientific Photography organized by the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology. RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, Rochester, NY, U.S.A., 2002. 144 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 0-9-713459-9-6. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 36, no. 5 (2003): 417-418.) PDF

The Spectre of Hope: With Sebastiäo Salgado and John Berger directed by Paul Carlin, produced by Paula Jalfon, Colin MacCabe and Adam Simon. First Run/Icarus Films U.S.A., VHS. 52 minutes. Color. Migrations by Sebastiäo Salgado. Aperture, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2000. 432 pp., illus. ISBN: 0893818917. The Children: Refugees and Migrants edited by Sebastião Salgado and Lelia Wanick Salgado. Aperture, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2000. 112 pp., illus. ISBN: 0893818941. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 36, no. 4 (2003): 325-326.) PDF

Exploring Consciousness by Rita Carter. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A. and Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, U.K., 2002. 320 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-520-23737-4. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 36, no. 3 (2003): 247-248.) PDF

The Judgement of the Eye: The Metamorphoses of Geometry—One of the Sources of Visual Perception and Consciousness by Jürgen Weber. Springer-Verlag, Vienna, Austria and New York, NY, U.S.A., 2002. 200 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN: 3-211-83768-X. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 36, no. 3 (2003): 245-245.) PDF

Surroundings Surrounded: Essays on Space and Science edited by Peter Weibel. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., and London, U.K., 2002. 719 pp., illus. Paper, $34.95 ISBN 0-262-73148-7. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 36, no. 2 (2003): 162-162.) PDF

Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance by Anthony Grafton. Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., and London, U.K., 2002. 417 pp., illus. Paper. ISBN:0-674-00868-5. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 36, no. 2 (2003): 163-164.) PDF

Seventh Annual Meeting of the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences. (Reviewed by Amy Ione, Leonardo 36, no. 1 (2003): 88-89.) PDF