Final Year Bibliography

A list of all the book and articles which I have read during my final year of study:

APS News, (2004) This Month in Physics. [online] Available from: [Accessed 2 Apr. 2016]  An article on the history of microscopy – useful for dissertation

Bell, J. (2013) Contemporary Art and the Sublime’, in Llewellyn, N. and Riding C.(eds.), The Art of the Sublime, Tate Research Publication,  [Accessed 04 March 2016] Tracing the concept of the sublime and discussing it in a contemporary context 

Burke, E. (1757) A philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful. Cited in Morley, S. (2010) The sublime. London: Whitechapel Gallery, p.15.Article about the sublime by Simon Morley – useful quote of Burke’s definition

De Almeida, H. (1991) Romantic medicine and John Keats. New York: Oxford University Press  Romantic Medicine and John Keats – Hermione De Almeida – Oxford University Press

Discusses issues of Romantic medicine – the physician’s task, the meaning of life, the constituents of health and prescriptions of disease, and evolution of matter and mind. Interesting facts concerning poet John Keats, a licensed apothecary and general practitioner of medicine.Discusses scientific and artistic debates around the art of healing as the foremost humanistic discipline.

Douglas, L. (2016) Interview With Liz Douglas [interview by Alex Kershaw], 2016

Available from:  My interview with Liz!

Dunn, R. (2010) “Painting With Penicillin: Alexander Fleming’s Germ Art”. Smithsonian. [online] Available from: [Accessed 23 Apr. 2016]

Nice little article giving facts about Flemings discovery of penicillin and how he used different coloured bacteria to create tiny petri dish paintings.

Breidbach, O., Eibl-Eibesfeldt, I. and Hartmann, R. (1998) Art Forms In Nature. The Prints of Ernst Haeckel. Munich: Prestel pp19-20. A beautifully illustrated book of Haeckel’s work, and useful information and essays on Haeckel.

Foiret, C. (2016). “Subvisual Subway”: NY Subway Bacteria turned into Art. Trendland. [online] Available from:  [Accessed 24 Apr. 2016] An article about Craig Ward’s bacterial subway art

Gambino, M. (2014) “Secretive Victorian Artists Made These Intricate Patterns Out Of Algae”. Smithsonian [online] available from <; [8 March 2016] An article about Klaus Kemp and the history of Diatom arrangement in the Victorian era.

Gamwell, L. (2003) “Beyond The Visible–Microscopy, Nature, And Art”. Science [online] 299 (5603), 49. Available from:  Interesting article on microscopy and how it influenced artists such as Redon, Art Nouveau designers such as Horta, and contemporary American painter Ross Bleckner

[Accessed 4 April 2016]

Godwin F.(1998) Glassworks and Secret Lives. Stella Press A beautiful little book of photography, looking though fabrics and filters by Fay Godwin

Gooday, G. (1991) “‘Nature’ In The Laboratory: Domestication And Discipline With The Microscope In Victorian Life Science”. The British Journal for the History of Science [online] 24 (3), pp 317. Available from: [Accessed 1 April 2016] Useful info about the peak and decline of microscopy in the Victorian era, eg. the fad for parlour microscopy to the more “preferred view of nature through the naked eye, as advocated by British Nature gazettes.

Hadzigeorgiou, Y. and Schulz, R. (2016) “Romanticism And Romantic Science: Their Contribution To Science Education”. Science and Education [online] 23 (10), 1965. Available from:  [Accessed 30 April 2016] Discusses Romanticism and Romantic Science and their contribution to science education 

Haeckel, E. (n.d.) “Vorwort,” in Kunstformen der Natur. Cited in Richards, R. (n.d.) The Tragic Sense Of Ernst Haeckel: His Scientific And Artistic Struggles [online] 1st edn. p.99  Available from:  [Accessed 2 March 2016] An article about Haeckel and his life.

Higgins, C. (2014) “The Man Who Makes Art From Plankton”. Wired [online] No Pagination. Available from:  [Accessed 5 April 2016] Another article on Klaus Kemp

Holmes, R. (2009) The age of wonder. London: HarperPress   A brilliant book, loads of information on the scientific discoveries of the Romantic era and the Age of Enlightenment 

Killip, M. (2014) The Diatomist.Vimeo Available from: [Accessed 5 April 2016] Video about Klaus Kemp and his diatoms. Beautiful kaleidoscopic images.

King, W. (2004) “Through The Looking Glass Of Silver Springs: Tourism And The Politics Of Vision”. The Journal of American Popular Culture 1900 to Present [online] 3 (1), [no pagination] Available from:

[Accessed 20 March 2016] An article about tourism in Silver Springs and glass bottom boats

Laessøe, T., Lincoff, G. and Del Conte, A. (1996). The mushroom book. New York: DK Pub. A really useful comprehensive guide to British mushrooms and fungi

Maillet, A. (2004) The Claude glass. New York: Zone Books, p.141. A captivating read! An excellent book tracing the use and meaning of the “Black Mirror”from the obsidian mirror of Dr John Dee to the Claude glass

Myers, William. Bio Art: Altered Realities. London: Thames and Hudson, 2015. Print.

Park, S. (2012) “Ecologies Of The Sole: Visualizing Microgeographical Journeys.”.

[2012] Available from:  [Accessed 8 February 2016] An article from Simon Park’s blog about a project he did about bacteria on the soles of shoes walking round the urban environment 

Park, S. (2016) “C-MOULD At Edinburgh International Science Festival.” [2016] Available from:  [Accessed10 April 2016] Another blog excerpt rom Simon Park about his exhibition at Edinburgh Science Festival

Richards, Robert (2004). If This Be Heresy: Haeckel’s Conversion to Darwinism. In: Abigail Lustig et al. (eds.) Darwinian Heresies. pp. 101-130. [Online]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available from: Cambridge Books Available from:> [Accessed 10 June 2016]. Another article about Haeckel. Too much Darwinism…a bit off track to be useful

Richards, Robert. The Tragic Sense Of Ernst Haeckel: His Scientific And Artistic Struggles. 1st ed. Web. 22 Apr. 2016.

Sinclair, M. (2015). Dirty words on the NYC subway. [Blog] Creative Review. Available from:  [Accessed 24 Apr. 2016]

Sontag, S. (1977). On photography. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Terpak, F (2001) Objects and Contexts In: Stafford, B. and Terpak, F. Devices of wonder. Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute, pp 205- 210. A fantastic book – a really interesting read about all kinds of optical devices used around the Romantic and Victorian eras, including Magic Lantern, Claude Glass, telescope, microscope

Thomson, W. ‘Scientific laboratories’, Nature, (1885), 31, p. 409. Cited in Gooday, G. (1991) “‘Nature’ In The Laboratory: Domestication And Discipline With The Microscope In Victorian Life Science”. The British Journal for the History of Science [online] 24 (3), p.318. Available from:  [Accessed1 April 2016]