A Glimpse of a Great Vision: The D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Art Fund Collection

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    This publication accompanies a major exhibition featuring the results of a two-year project by the University of Dundee funded by the Art Fund’s RENEW scheme to build a collection of significant artwork inspired by D’Arcy Thompson, Dundee's first Professor of Biology. D’Arcy’s book On Growth and Form had a huge influence on some of the most important artists of the 20th century, and continues to act as an inspiration today. As well as work by notable figures such as Henry Moore, Victor Pasmore, William Turnbull and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, the collection includes recent work by Will Maclean, Andy Lomas and Marion Smith, and specially commissioned pieces created in direct response to the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum by Daniel Brown, Gemma Anderson, Roger Wilson and others. The exhibition features paintings, prints, sculpture, video and computer art, exploring the fascinating links between art and science.
    This beautifully designed book has been produced to accompany the project. Designed by semper fidelis, it features information and images of all the artworks acquired by the University for the project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationDundee
    PublisherMuseum Services, University of Dundee
    Media of outputOther
    Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2014


    • D'Arcy Thompson
    • Art
    • Art and science

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities


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