The Immateriality of Art

Paul Thomas


Paul Thomas

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

144 pages | 20 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2013
Cloth $64.50 ISBN: 9781841507088 Published May 2013 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
Examining art that intersects with science and seeks to make visible what cannot ordinarily be seen with the naked eye,  provides thorough insight into new understandings of materiality and life. It includes an extensive overview of the history of nanoart from the work of Umberto Boccioni right up to present-day artists. The author looks specifically at art inspired by nanotechnological research made possible by the Scanning Tunneling Microscope and Atomic Force Microscope in the 1980s, as well as the development of other instruments of nanotechnological experimentation. Nanoart is a sustained consideration of this fascinating artistic approach that challenge how we see and understand our world.



1.            Materiality and Immateriality of Art in the Age of Nanotechnology

2.            From Seeing to Touching: From the Invisible to the Visible

3.            Nanotechnology, Vibration and Vitalism

4.            Matter, Measurement and Light

5.            Transvitalism and Nature




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