Imagine Math 3

Between Culture and Mathematics

Editors: Emmer, Michele (Ed.)

  • A unique book with many papers on the various aspects of mathematics and culture
  • Papers by experts in different topics, with a relevant numbers of images
  • An interesting story that continues the series of math and culture
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About this book

Imagine mathematics, imagine with the help of mathematics, imagine new worlds, new geometries, new forms. This volume in the series “Imagine Math” casts light on what is new and interesting in the relationships between mathematics, imagination and culture. The book opens by examining the connections between modern and contemporary art and mathematics, including Linda D. Henderson’s contribution. Several further papers are devoted to mathematical models and their influence on modern and contemporary art, including the work of Henry Moore and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Among the many other interesting contributions are an homage to Benoît Mandelbrot with reference to the exhibition held in New York in 2013 and the thoughts of Jean-Pierre Bourguignon on the art and math exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. An interesting part is dedicated to the connections between math, computer science and theatre with the papers by C. Bardainne and A. Mondot. The topics are treated in a way that is rigorous but captivating, detailed but very evocative. This is an all-embracing look at the world of mathematics and culture.

About the authors

Michele Emmer is professor of mathematics at La Sapienza University in Rome. He has made eighteen films in the series “Arte e matematica”, including a film on Escher. He is the editor of the book series “Mathematics and Culture” (Springer) and “The Visual Mind” (MIT Press). His latest books are: Bolle di sapone tra arte e matematica (Bollati Boringhieri, 2009), winner of the 2010 Viareggio Prize; Flatlandia by E. Abbott, accompanied a film on DVD by the same name with music by Ennio Morricone (Bollati Boringhieri, 2008); Visibili armonie. Arte cinema teatro e matematica (Bollati Boringhieri, 2007); The Visual Mind 2 (MIT Press, 2006); M. C. Escher’s Legacy (Springer, 2003), Mathematics and Culture VI (Springer, 2009); Numeri immaginari. Cinema e matematica (Bollati Boringhieri, 2011).

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Emmer, Michele

    Pages 1-2

  • Visual Harmonies

    Emmer, Michele

    Pages 5-7

  • From Modern to Eternal: Art and Mathematics in the Return to Order of the 1920s

    Barisoni, Elisabetta

    Pages 9-19

  • Mathematics, A Beautiful Elsewhere

    Bourguignon, Jean-Pierre

    Pages 21-28

  • Space, Models and Geometric Fantasies

    Bottazzini, Umberto

    Pages 29-41

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01231-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01230-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
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  • Due: November 17, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34831-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagine Math 3
Book Subtitle
Between Culture and Mathematics
Editors
  • Michele Emmer
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01231-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01231-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01230-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34831-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 330
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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