About the Book
Since the days of Leonardo da Vinci, art has been a passionate way to express geology.
Geology in Art is the first book to document the artistic phenomena in which geology brings its own aesthetic and conceptual heritage. From painting to music, literature to sculpture, comics to photography, Geology in Art leads you on a journey through Geologic Art in a delightful and informative way.
Accompanied by beautiful reproductions, the book crosses centuries and genres, from Leonardo to Conan Doyle.
The contemporary art world is analyzed through interviews, in the belief that artists’ opinions and statements are valid source materials for the study of Geologic Art.
With its large format and more than 100 illustrations of art works, this is both a coff ee-table book and an educational experience that informs, inspires and entertains art and geology enthusiasts alike.
Andrea Baucon is a geologist and paleontologist with the UNESCO Geopark Naturtejo Meseta Meridional. The author is active in scientific research, dedicating himself to the study of fossil and recent traces (ichnology). He is interested in using ichnological data to investigate the interactions between organisms and the environment, especially from a behavioural perspective. He has participated in a number of geological and paleontological missions focusing especially on the fossil records of Portugal, Mongolia and the Alps. Baucon is also specialized in geotourism and, in particular, in popularizing geological heritage through digital media. He has produced computer animations for documentaries, interactive exhibits and art festivals. Baucon also created “Geodelica Trilogy”, a Video Art installation mixing music, fossils, computer-generated graphics, animations, fractal art and petrographic thin sections. For more information: www.geologyinart.com