Art in Science: Selections from Emerging Infectious Diseases

ISBN : 9780199315697

Polyxeni Potter; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
240 Pages
237 x 281 mm
Pub date
Jan 2014
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Since 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published Emerging Infectious Diseases, a public health journal that endeavors to improve scientific understanding of disease emergence, prevention, and elimination. Widely known for its leading research in infectious disease, EID is also recognized for its unique aesthetic, which brings together visual art from across periods and, through prose, makes it relatable to the journal's science-minded readership. In Art in Science: Selections from Emerging Infectious Diseases, the journal's highly popular fine-art covers are contextualized with essays that address how the featured art relates to science, and to us all. Through the combined covers and essays, the journal's contents - topics such as infections, contagions, disease emergence, antimicrobial resistance - find larger context amid topics such as poverty and war, the hazards of global travel, natural disasters, and human-animal interactions. This collection of 92 excerpts and covers from Emerging Infectious Diseases will be of interest to readers of the journal or to anyone who wishes to reach across the aisle between art and science.


Emerging Infectious Diseases: Art in Science
PREFACE - Arts, Science, and the Pursuit of Knowledge
Figure 1. Georges Rouault Les Trois Juges
Figure 2. Winslow Homer Right and Left (detail)
Figure 3. Rembrandt van Rijn Scholar in His Study
Figure 4. Hans Holbein the Younger Nicholas Kratzer (detail)
Figure 5. Giuseppe Arcimboldi or Arcimboldo Vertumnus
Figure 1. Ray Troll Fishes of Amazonia
Figure 2. Maxfield Parrish Masquerade
Figure 3. Hale Aspacio Woodruff Interchange
Figure 4. Andy Warhol Albert Einstein
Figure 5. Salvador Dali Daddy Longlegs of the Evening?Hope!
Pierre-Auguste Renoir Luncheon of the Boating Party
Everything Flows Nothing Stands Still
Archibald J Motley Jr Nightlife
Host-Pathogen-Venue Combinations and All That Jazz
Pieter Bruegel the Elder Return of the Herd
The Panoramic Landscape of Human Suffering
Jackson Pollock Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)
Oneness, Complexity, and the Distribution of Disease
Piet Mondrian Broadway Boogie Woogie
Molecular Techniques and the True Content of Reality
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Basket of Fruit
Chiaroscuro in Art and Nature
Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa
Art, Science, and Life's Enigmas
Figure 1. Eric Mack APMR-41553
Figure 2. Max Weber Figures
Figure 3. Clive Hicks-Jenkins The Prophet Fed by a Raven
Figure 4. Prince Twins Seven-Seven The Lazy Hunters, and the Poisonous Wrestlers Lizard Ghost and the Cobra
Figure 5. Abu'l Hasan Nadir al-Zaman Squirrels in a Plane Tree with Hunter Attempting to Climb the Tree
Vincent van Gogh Terrace of a Cafe at Night (Place du Forum)
Not from the Stars Do I My Judgment Pluck
Athenian black-figured amphora Herakles and the Stymphalian Birds
Ancient Myths and Avian Pestilence
Edvard Munch Self-Portrait after the Spanish Flu
The Human Face of Pestilence
Paolo Veronese Venice Receives from Juno the Doge's Hat
Nature hath fram'd strange fellows in her time
Jacques-Louis David Coronation of Empress Josephine
Corona of Power or Halo of Disaster
Anne Adams Pi
Much Madness is divinest Sense
Richard Estes DRUGS
Drugs, Microbes, and Antimicrobial Resistance
Figure 1. Pieter Bruegel the Elder Hunters in the Snow
Figure 2. Henri Rousseau The Snake Charmer
Figure 3. Festival Banner, Nepal, 17th century
Figure 4. Salum Kambi The Village Hut
Figure 5. Radcliffe Bailey En Route
Fred Machetanz Quest for Avuk
I am but mad north-northwest: when the wind is southerly I know a hawk from a handsaw
Caspar David Friedrich The Polar Sea
The Icy Realm of the Rime
Emily Carr Big Raven
North American Birds and West Nile Virus
Paul Gauguin I Raro te Oviri (Under the Pandanus)
Trouble in Paradise
Katsushika Hokusai The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Of Tidal Waves and Human Frailty
Frank Day Konkow Maidu (The Water Test)
Memory Imagination as Predictors of Harm
Alexis Rockman Manifest Destiny
Manifesting Ecologic and Microbial Connections
Figure 1. Albrecht Durer, Stag Beetle
Figure 2. Daudi E.S. Tingatinga, Leopard
Figure 3. Charles E. Burchfield, Camouflage design
Figure 4. Utagawa Hiroshige, Plum Garden at Kameido
Figure 5. Rosa Bonheur, Plowing in Nivernais
Thomas Eakins John Biglin in a Single Scull
Rowing on the Schuylkill, Damming on the Yangtze
Thomas Hart Benton Interior of a Farm House
The Soot that Falls from Chimneys
Stelios Faitakis Kakerlaken sind die Zukunft
And Therefore I have Sailed the Seas and Come to the Holy City of Byzantium
Eugene von Guerard Ferntree Gully in the Dandenong Ranges
Landscape Transformation and Disease Emergence
Phoenix and Birds China
Phoenix and Fowl: Birds of a Feather
Ceiling, Lascaux Caves, The Painted Gallery
Paleolithic Murals and the Global Wildlife Trade
George Seurat Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Optics and Biologic Connectedness
Figure 1. Census Proceedings on the Campus Martius. Altar of Domitius Ahenobarbus. Decoration from the base of a statuary group.
Figure 2. Giovanni Battista (Giambattista), Tiepolo
Figure 3. Georgia O'Keeffe, Cow's Skull with Calico Roses
Figure 4. Jules Adler, Transfusion of a Goat's Blood
Figure 5. Edward Hopper, Drug Store
William Blake The Ghost of a Flea
ELa flea Has smaller fleas that on him prey
And these have smaller still to bite 'em, And so proceed ad infinitum
Georges Desarmes The Bathers
Persistence of Memory and the Comma Bacillus
Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait with Monkey
Exotic Pets and Zoonotic Puzzles
Mori Sosen Monkey Performing the Sanbas? Dance
Human minus Three Pieces of Hair
Gerard van Kuijl Narcissus
I rhyme / to see myself, to set the darkness echoing
Krishna Storms the Citadel of Naraka India, Karnataka, Mysore
Protect Me, Lord, from Oil, from Water, from Fire, and from Ants and Save me from Falling into the Hands of Fools
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes Self-portrait with Doctor Arrieta
The SARS Patient
Figure 1. Vincent van Gogh, The Prison Courtyard
Figure 2. Alexis Rockman, The Farm
Figure 3. Lois Mailou Jones, Ubi Girl from Tai Region
Figure 4. Romare Bearden, Circe Turns a Companion of Odysseus into Swine
Figure 5. Andrew Wyeth, Christina Olson
Henri Matisse Icarus
Hazards of Travel
Liubov Popova The Traveler
Tango with Cows
Diego Velazquez Old Woman Cooking Eggs
Genre Painting and the World's Kitchen
Moschophoros (Calf-Bearer) attributed to Phaidimos
In Dreams Begin Responsibilities
Edward Hicks Peaceable Kingdom
One Medicine for Animal and Human Health
Cameron Hayes The Russians knew perfectly well that the happiness of the African animals was that they had such low expectations?before the pets were introduced (detail)
Traveling Light and the Tyranny of Higher Expectations
Francisco Roa Sands Flowers
The Way Forward Is the Way Back
Figure 1. Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Enrolled Flathead Salish, Rain
Figure 2. Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Banjo Lesson
Figure 3. Georges de La Tour, La Femme a la puce (The Flea Catcher)
Figure 4. Ellis Wilson, Caribbean Bird Vendor
Figure 5. Vincent van Gogh, The Potato Eaters
Remedios Varo La Llamada (The Call)
Scientific Discovery and Women's Health
Bartolome Esteban Murillo The Young Beggar
How comes it, Rocinante, you're so lean? I'm underfed, with overwork I'm worn
Jacob Lawrence Marionettes
What Did I Do to Be so Black and Blue?
Rembrandt van Rijn The Rat Catcher
Rats, Global Poverty, and Paying the Piper
Amedeo Modigliani Self-Portrait 1919
The Face of Tuberculosis
Norman Rockwell Postman Reading Mail
Bioterrorism-related Anthrax
Pablo Picasso Guernica
Art is the Lie that Tells the Truth

About the author: 

Polyxeni Potter, MA, ELS, is Managing Senior Editor of the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. She was educated in literature and the arts and has a formidable grasp of the mechanics of language, rooted in her knowledge of Greek and Latin. She brought these skills to CDC two decades ago, and since then she has forged the humanities and science bond at the heart of this book. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services headquartered in Druid Hills, unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, in Greater Atlanta.

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