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Mathematical forms rendered visually can give aesthetic pleasure. Certain works of art (Max Bill's Moebius band sculpture, for example) can seem to be mathematics made visible. This collection of essays by artists and mathematicians continues the discussion of the connections between art and mathematics begun in the widely read first volume of The Visual Mind in 1993. Mathematicians throughout history have created shapes, forms, and relationships, and some of these can be expressed visually. Computer technology allows us to visualize mathematical forms and relationships in new detail using, among other techniques, 3D modeling and animation. The Visual Mind proposes to compare the visual ideas of artists and mathematicians; not to collect abstract thoughts on a general theme, but to allow one point of view to encounter another. The contributors, who include art historian Linda Dalrymple Henderson and filmmaker Peter Greenaway, examine mathematics and aesthetics; geometry and art; mathematics and art; geometry, computer graphics, and art; and visualization and cinema. They discuss such topics as aesthetics for computers, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, cubism and relativity in twentieth-century art, the aesthetic value of optimal geometry, and mathematics and cinema.

Synopsis:

Essays on mathematics and art as visual expression.

Synopsis:

Mathematicians throughout history have created shapes, forms, and relationships, and some of these can be expressed visually. Computer technology allows us to visualize mathematical forms and relationships in new detail using, among other techniques, 3D modeling and animation. The Visual Mind proposes to compare the visual ideas of artists and mathematicians — not to collect abstract thoughts on a general theme, but to allow one point of view to encounter another. The contributors, who include art historian Linda Dalrymple Henderson and filmmaker Peter Greenaway, examine mathematics and aesthetics; geometry and art; mathematics and art; geometry, computer graphics, and art; and visualization and cinema. They discuss such topics as aesthetics for computers, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, cubism and relativity in twentieth-century art, the aesthetic value of optimal geometry, and mathematics and cinema.

Synopsis:

Mathematical forms rendered visually can give aesthetic pleasure; certain works of art--Max Bill's Moebius band sculpture, for example--can seem to be mathematics made visible. This collection of essays by artists and mathematicians continues the discussion of the connections between art and mathematics begun in the widely read first volume of

Synopsis:

They discuss such topics as aesthetics for computers, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, cubism and relativity in twentieth-century art, the aesthetic value of optimal geometry, and mathematics and cinema.

About the Author

Michele Emmer is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262050760
Editor:
Emmer, Michele
Other:
Emmer, Michele
Other:
Emmer, Michele
Editor:
Emmer, Michele
Author:
Emmer, Michele
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Geometry
Series:
Leonardo Books
Publication Date:
20050401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
712
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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Product details 712 pages MIT Press - English 9780262050760 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Essays on mathematics and art as visual expression.
"Synopsis" by , Mathematicians throughout history have created shapes, forms, and relationships, and some of these can be expressed visually. Computer technology allows us to visualize mathematical forms and relationships in new detail using, among other techniques, 3D modeling and animation. The Visual Mind proposes to compare the visual ideas of artists and mathematicians — not to collect abstract thoughts on a general theme, but to allow one point of view to encounter another. The contributors, who include art historian Linda Dalrymple Henderson and filmmaker Peter Greenaway, examine mathematics and aesthetics; geometry and art; mathematics and art; geometry, computer graphics, and art; and visualization and cinema. They discuss such topics as aesthetics for computers, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, cubism and relativity in twentieth-century art, the aesthetic value of optimal geometry, and mathematics and cinema.
"Synopsis" by , Mathematical forms rendered visually can give aesthetic pleasure; certain works of art--Max Bill's Moebius band sculpture, for example--can seem to be mathematics made visible. This collection of essays by artists and mathematicians continues the discussion of the connections between art and mathematics begun in the widely read first volume of
"Synopsis" by , They discuss such topics as aesthetics for computers, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, cubism and relativity in twentieth-century art, the aesthetic value of optimal geometry, and mathematics and cinema.
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