Wilfred Niels Arnold

Wilfred Niels Arnold is Professor of Biochemistry, University of Kansas Medical Center. In the last twenty years he has also contributed at the interface of the hard sciences and the humanities. Publications include Vincent van Gogh,: Chemicals, Crises, and Creativity, Boston: Birkhauser, 1992, ISBN 0-8176-3616-1. Dr. Arnold serves on the book review panel for Modern Pathology and writes occasional reviews for Nature, British Medical Journal, and other periodicals. Email: warnold@kumc.edu.


Journal Articles

Leonardo Reviews

Drawing in Early Renaissance Italy

April 2001
Leonardo Reviews

Compelling Visuality: The Work of Art in and Out of History

February 2005
Leonardo Reviews

In the Eye of the Beholder: The Science of Face Perception

June 1999
Artists' Statements

The Illness of Vincent Van Gogh: An Interactive Web Site

April 2005

Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science

February 1999
Leonardo Reviews

The China Study

October 2005

To Light Such a Candle: Chapters in The History of Science and Technology

April 1999
Leonardo Reviews

A Bibliographical History of the Study and Use of Color from Aristotle to Kandinsky by Kenneth E. Burchett. The Edward Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY, U.S.A., 2005. 416 pp., illus. ISBN: 0-7734-6041-1.

October 2006

Van Gogh: Fields and Flowers

June 2000
Leonardo Reviews

Camouflage by Neil Leach. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2006. 289 pp. Paper. ISBN: 0-262-62200-9

June 2007

The Copyright Book: A Practical Guide

August 2000
Leonardo Reviews

Descartes: The Life and Times of a Genius by A.C. Grayling. Walker Co., New York, NY, U.S.A., 2006. 320 pp. Trade. ISBN: 0-8027-1501-X

August 2007

What is Life?

August 2001
Leonardo Reviews

The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney by Michael Barrier. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A., 2007. 393 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 0-520-24117-6

August 2008

Color and Meaning: Art, Science, and Symbolism

August 2001
Leonardo Reviews

The Cult of Statistical Significance by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A., 2008. 384 pp. Trade, paper. ISBN: 978-0-472-07007-7; ISBN: 978-0-472-05007-9

February 2009

The Eye's Mind: Literary Modernism and Visual Culture

February 2002
Leonardo Reviews

The Essence of Perfume by Roja Dove. Black Dog, London, U.K., 2008. 269 pp. Hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-906155-49-0

October 2009

Vermeer's Camera: Uncovering the Truth Behind the Masterpieces

February 2002
Leonardo Reviews

The Metamorphosis of Plants by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; introduction and photographs by Gordon L. Miller. The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A., 2009. 155 pp., illus. Trade. ISBN: 978-0-262-01309-3

October 2010

Visualizations: The Nature Book of Art and Science

April 2002
Leonardo Reviews

Science and Conscience: The Life of James Franck by Jost Lemmerich; Ann M. Hentschel, translator. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, U.S.A., 2011. 392 pp., illus. Trade, e-book. ISBN: 978-0-8047-6310-3; ISBN: 978-0-8047-7909-8

June 2013

The Dream Drugstore: Chemically Altered States of Consciousness

August 2002
Leonardo Reviews

False Colors: Art, Design, and Modern Camouflage by Roy R. Behrens. Bobolink Books, Dysart, IA, U.S.A., 2002. 223 pp., illus. $22.95. ISBN: 0-9713244-0-9

February 2003
Leonardo Reviews

Iconoclash: Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion, and Art

August 2003
Leonardo Reviews

The Mayne Inheritance

April 2004
Leonardo Reviews

America and the Daguerreotype

April 2000
Leonardo Reviews

Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era

October 2004