In March of 1960, the artist Charles Biederman wrote a one page, spontaneous letter to David Bohm, the first of over four thousand pages of correspondence that ended in 1969. This first volume of the Bohm-Biederman Correspondence, including letters between 1960 and 1962, is a cultural document which traces the fascinating exchange between art and science, between creativity and theory, a great physicist and an extraordinary artist.
"It was sheer chance that I encountered David Bohm's writing in 1958 ... I knew nothing about him. What struck me about his work and prompted my initial letter was his underlying effort to seek for some larger sense of reality, which seemed a very humanized search." - Charles Biederman, from the foreword of the bookThis book marks the beginning of a four thousand page correspondence between Charles Biederman, founder of Constructivism in the 1930s, and David Bohm the prestigious physicist known for his interpretation of quantum theory. Available for the first time, we are given a rare opportunity to read through and engage in a remarkable transatlantic, intellectual discussion on art and science, creativity and theory.