Mathematics and Culture II

Visual Perfection: Mathematics and Creativity

Editors: Emmer, Michele (Ed.)

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About this book

Creativity plays an important role in all human activities, from the visual arts to cinema and theatre, and in particular in science and mathematics .

This volume, published only in English in the series "Mathematics and Culture", stresses the strong links between mathematics, culture and creativity in architecture, contemporary art, geometry, computer graphics, literature, theatre and cinema. So this book is designed not only for mathematicians but for all the people who have an interest in the various aspects of culture, both scientific and literary, with a special emphasis on the visual aspects.

About the authors

Michele Emmer is professor of Mathematics at the University of Rome "La

Sapienza". As a filmaker he has realized several videos in the series "Art and

math", including the one on M.C. Escher. He is editor of the series

"Mathematics and Culture", Springer; "The Visual Mind", MIT press; with D.

Schattschneider "M.C. Escher's Legacy", Springer. Author of "Mathland: from

Flatland to Hypersufaces", Birkhauser

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Mathematics, Art and Architecture

    Emmer, Michele

    Pages 3-4

  • From Tiling the Plane to Paving Town Square

    Moran, Judith Flagg (et al.)

    Pages 5-22

  • Mathematics in Contemporary Arts — Finite and Infinity

    Guderian, Dietmar

    Pages 23-37

  • De Insana Geometria

    Perilli, Achille

    Pages 39-43

  • Ovals in Borromini’s Geometry

    Simona, Michea

    Pages 45-52

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematics and Culture II
Book Subtitle
Visual Perfection: Mathematics and Creativity
Editors
  • Michele Emmer
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-26443-9
DOI
10.1007/b137592
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-21368-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05974-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 203
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