Green Light: Toward an Art of Evolution (Leonardo Book Series)
While it may not be obvious, evolution and aesthetics have been intertwined for as long as humans have bred animals and cultivated plants. Orchids, dogs, competing racehorses... through our innate preference for beauty we have manipulated nature according to our perceptual desires. Bio-art, art which is made about and/or with biology, deepens the connection between science and aesthetics. Green Light provides an in depth discussion of our culture's evolving aesthetic relationship with biology and a survey of contemporary bio-art.