An excerpt from a potentially interesting e-book: Science for the Curious Photographer
Our imagination, including all forms of art, certainly aids in the organization process. The result of this process is the mature mind that experiences pleasure and even exhilaration at suitably arranged representations of the world. We describe such arrangements as art and are especially delighted when such representations expand our understanding through thought provoking novelty.
The book’s only available digitally for now as the author’s working on the hardcopy version. Selected chapters are available online, you can see the table of content at his website