Two figures and a cat
– Pablo Picasso, 1902
Although this book was published in 1957, and does not even mention DNA or Watson and Crick, it still provides what is in my mind a very accurate picture of how scientific research is really performed. It takes some getting used to Beveridge’s style and the old examples can appear to be ancient at first, I found that in the end I could not put this book down. It offers a complete overview of all the steps involved in scientific discoveries (reason, chance, intuition and strategy) that still holds true for the 21st century.
This is a great book for anyone starting in science and also for those who are going through a rough time when results are not coming along as smoothly as one might hope: it is a strong reminder that science really is an art! (Renee | Link)
Pablo Picasso, “Picador”. 1959. Linoleum cut, Composition: 20 13/16 x 25 3/16 inches.
NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art will present “Picasso: Themes and Variations”, an exhibition exploring Pablo Picasso’s creative process through the medium of printmaking, from March 28 to September 6, 2010. It features approximately 100 works from the Museum’s superlative collection of the artist’s prints.