Vanishing Stars, Cover, Print Edition

Vanishing Stars, Cover, Print Edition

Vanishing Stars, Back, Print Edition

Vanishing Stars, Back, Print Edition

“Fascinating book…Sivarulrasa offers a radical new way of thinking about the heavens, while simultaneously affirming the value of humanity…[his] impressive background allows him to offer an insightful critique into how science portrays the universe.  It also offers a thoughtful analysis on how scientific reasoning is overused, often to detrimental effects.”  Read the full review by Apt613

“Artist Sanjeev Sivarulrasa’s 2013 volume is a valuable cautionary tale warning us of creeping scientism in North American culture, the idea that the only accepted means of understanding reality is through the lens of science. In effect, scientism is a faith-based worldview that, according to the author, has overreached its claims about reality by undermining other modes of human knowing such as philosophy, the humanities, and as the title states, by appropriating art-making for its own purposes.”  Read the full review by Janet Tulloch

Table of Contents

I. Rock Stars in Space

II. Myth, Reality, and a Path to Art

III. Manufacturing Awe: Hubble’s Legacy

IV. A Closer Look at the Orion Nebula

V. The Role of the Observer

Also includes: 14 images, Preface, Works Cited

E-book PDF Edition, November 2013, $5.99  Purchase online
ISBN: 978-0-9936265-0-0, 156 pages, copyright © 2013 Sanjeev Sivarulrasa

Print Edition, March 2014, $18.99 Available at: South of 60 Arts Centre / Sivarulrasa Gallery
ISBN: 978-0-9936265-1-7, laminated softcover, 166 pages, copyright © 2013 Sanjeev Sivarulrasa