Imagine Math 3: Between Culture and Mathematics by Michele EmmerImagine Math 3: Between Culture and Mathematics by Michele Emmer

Imagine Math 3: Between Culture and Mathematics

byMichele Emmer

Hardcover | March 25, 2015

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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.

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 (B...
Title:Imagine Math 3: Between Culture and MathematicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:330 pagesPublished:March 25, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319012304

ISBN - 13:9783319012308


Table of Contents

Science Fiction, Art and the Fourth Dimension.- From Modernity to Immortality: Art and Mathematics in the Twenties.- Geometrical Models and Imaginations.- From Sinisgalli to Hiroshi Sugimoto.- Mathematical Narratives and the Surrealist Tradition.- Anxious Geometries.- Pasta By Design: The New Geometries of Pasta.- Photos, Objects and 3D Reconstructions.- Geometry, Numbers & Diagrams in the New York Art Scene around 1960.- The Islands of Benoît Mandeblrot: On the relationship between abstract reasoning and visual imagination.- Fractals and Nervous System.- New Mathematics and Architecture.- In search of the Lost Roots.- Probabilities and Traps of Intuition.- Sand grains and Earthquakes.- Henry Moore and Strings.- Fluid Architecture.- Sagrada Familia.- Fragments of an Existentialist Mathematics.- Living numbers.