october, 2017

24oct(oct 24)10:00 am07jan(jan 7)5:00 pmBio-inspired Art and Architecture: 100 years of D’Arcy Thompson’s book On Growth and Form

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From 24 October to 7 January at the University of Amsterdam Special Collections the temporary exhibition will be ‘Bio-inspired Art and Architecture: 100 years of D’Arcy Thompson’s book On Growth and Form.

D’Arcy Thompson’s work has permanently changed and influenced the perception of shape, growth and structure of biological matter. His work inspired – and still inspires – biologists and mathematicians, but also architects and artists. In the exhibition, eight themes from biology are highlighted, using 29 natural objects related to Thompson’s insights. Animal skulls are included in the exhibition, as well as 3D prints of coral and fascinating plant models. In addition, there is a stunning collection of etchings by the artist Gemma Anderson to admire. The exhibition translates the scientific insights from Thompson’s work to contemporary interpretations.

Admission is free. Open: Tues-Fri 10.00-17.00, Sat-Sun 13.00-17.00.

 

Time

October 24 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - January 7 (Sunday) 5:00 pm

Location

University of Amsterdam Special Collections

Oude Turfmarkt 129 1012 GC Amsterdam

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