Richard Holmes on Romantic Art & Science

February 27, 2011

Richard Holmes is an award-winning author of biographies of the great Romantic poets Shelley and Coleridge. His latest book is "The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science." He talks with Steve Paulson about how art and science influenced each other during the Romantic period, using as an example the work of the great astronomer William Herschel who was also a musician.