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Springer Proceedings in Mathematics #18: Mathematics and Modern Art: Proceedings of the First Esma Conference, Held in Paris, July 19-22, 2010by Claude (edt) Bruter
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The link between mathematics and art remains as strong today as it was in the earliest instances of decorative and ritual art. Arts, architecture, music and painting have for a long time been sources of new developments in mathematics, and vice versa. Many great painters have seen no contradiction between artistic and mathematical endeavors, contributing to the progress of both, using mathematical principles to guide their visual creativity, enriching their visual environment with the new objects created by the mathematical science. Owing to the recent development of the so nice techniques for visualization, while mathematicians can better explore these new mathematical objects, artists can use them to emphasize their intrinsic beauty, and create quite new sceneries. This volume, the content of the first conference of the European Society for Mathematics and the Arts (ESMA), held in Paris in 2010, gives an overview on some significant and beautiful recent works where maths and art, including architecture and music, are interwoven. The book includes a wealth of mathematical illustrations from several basic mathematical fields including classical geometry, topology, differential geometry, dynamical systems.
Recent progress in research, teaching and communication has arisen from the tools in visualization. In order to be fruitful, visualization needs precision and beauty. This book is a source of mathematical illustrations by mathematicians as well as artists. It offers examples in several basicmathematical fields including topology, differential geometry, dynamical systems. For a long time, arts, architecture, music and painting have been the source of new developments in mathematics. And vice versa, artists have found new techniques, themes and inspiration within mathematics. Here, artists and mathematicians explicit the thought processes and the tools used for the creation of their works.
Recent progress in research, teaching and communication has arisen from the tools in visualization.
Table of Contents
Preface.- A Mathematician and an Artist. The Story of a Collaboration by R.Palais.- Dimensions, a Math Movie by A.Alvarez, J.Leys.- Old and new Mathematical Models: saving the Heritage of the Institute Henri Poincaré by F.Apéry.- An Introduction to the Construction of some Mathematical Objects by C.P.Bruter.- Computer, Mathematics and Art by J.-F.Colonna.- Structure of Visualization and Symmetry in iterated Function Systems by J.Constant.- Polyhedral eversions of the sphere; gastrulation by R.Denner.- M.C. Escher's Use of the Poincaré Models of Hyperbolic Geometry by D.Dunham.- Mathematics and Music Boxes by V.Hart.- Mes Gravures Mathématiques by P.Jeener.- Knots and Links As Form-Generating Structures by D.Kozlov.- Geometry and Art from the Cordovan Proportion by A.Redondo-Buitrago, E.Reyes.- Dynamic Surfaces by S. Salamon.- Pleasing Shapes for Topological Objects by J.Sullivan.- Rhombopolyclonic Polygonal Rosettes Theory by F.Tard.
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