Creativity in Art and Science
Edited by Paavo Pylkkanen
Routledge – 1998 – 288 pages
"It was sheer chance that I encountered David Bohm's writing in 1958 … I knew nothing about him. What struck me about his work and prompted my initial letter was his underlying effort to seek for some larger sense of reality, which seemed a very humanized search." - Charles Biederman, from the foreword of the book
This book marks the beginning of a four thousand page correspondence between Charles Biederman, founder of Constructivism in the 1930s, and David Bohm the prestigious physicist known for his interpretation of quantum theory. Available for the first time, we are given a rare opportunity to read through and engage in a remarkable transatlantic, intellectual discussion on art and science, creativity and theory.
'The Correspondence is a rich and extremely rigorous enquiry by two creator-thinkers into the range and the means of this enquiry, and is of the utmost importance for artists, philosophers and scientists alike.' - The Art Book
'This is a fascinating and open, sometimes demanding, dialogue on the nature of creativity, on art and science … between two thinkers who believed in venturing outside the main currents of contemporary thinking.' - The Globe and Mail