Mathematics and Culture II [electronic resource] : Visual Perfection: Mathematics and Creativity / edited by Michele Emmer.

Contributor(s): Emmer, Michele [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service)
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2005Description: X, 203 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540264439Subject(s): Mathematics | Applied mathematics | Engineering mathematics | Visualization | History | Mathematics | Visualization | Applications of Mathematics | Mathematics, general | History of Mathematical SciencesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 004 LOC classification: QA76.9.I52Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Mathematics, Art and Architecture -- Mathematics, Art and Architecture -- From Tiling the Plane to Paving Town Square -- Mathematics in Contemporary Arts — Finite and Infinity -- De Insana Geometria -- Ovals in Borromini’s Geometry -- Fractals: A Resonance between Art and Nature -- Mathland — From Topology to Virtual Architecture -- Visual Mathematics and Computer Graphics -- Introduction: Visual Mathematics and Computer Graphics -- Math Awareness Month 2000: An Interactive Experience -- Visual Topology and Variational Problems on Two-Dimensional Surfaces -- Metarealistic Rendering of Real-time Interactive Computer Animations -- Virtual Sculptures -- Publication of Electronic Geometry Models -- Trees, Roots and a Brain: A Metaphorical Foundation for Mathematical Art -- Mathematics, Literature and Cinema -- Mathematics, Literature and Cinema -- Euclid’s Poetics: An examination of the similarity between narrative and proof -- The Rise of Narrative Non-Fiction -- Mathematics Takes Center Stage -- Mathematics and Raymond Queneau.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: 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.
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Mathematics, Art and Architecture -- Mathematics, Art and Architecture -- From Tiling the Plane to Paving Town Square -- Mathematics in Contemporary Arts — Finite and Infinity -- De Insana Geometria -- Ovals in Borromini’s Geometry -- Fractals: A Resonance between Art and Nature -- Mathland — From Topology to Virtual Architecture -- Visual Mathematics and Computer Graphics -- Introduction: Visual Mathematics and Computer Graphics -- Math Awareness Month 2000: An Interactive Experience -- Visual Topology and Variational Problems on Two-Dimensional Surfaces -- Metarealistic Rendering of Real-time Interactive Computer Animations -- Virtual Sculptures -- Publication of Electronic Geometry Models -- Trees, Roots and a Brain: A Metaphorical Foundation for Mathematical Art -- Mathematics, Literature and Cinema -- Mathematics, Literature and Cinema -- Euclid’s Poetics: An examination of the similarity between narrative and proof -- The Rise of Narrative Non-Fiction -- Mathematics Takes Center Stage -- Mathematics and Raymond Queneau.

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.

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