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The fourth dimension and non-Euclidean geometry in modern art

Author: Linda Dalrymple Henderson
Publisher: London, England ; Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2013]
Series: Leonardo book series.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. editionView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Dalrymple Henderson
ISBN: 9780262582445 0262582449
OCLC Number: 862041313
Description: xxvii, 729 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Reintroduction : View from the twenty-first century --
Augmenting a 1983 history of the fourth dimension in culture and art (1900-1950) : X-rays and ether physics as the context for the "fourth dimension" ; Stuart Davis and four-dimensional space-time in the era of Einstein --
The fourth dimension 1950-2000: an overview : "Keepers of the flame" of the fourth dimension: László́ Moholy-Nagy, Marcel Duchanmp, and Buckminster Fuller ; Popular literature on the fourth dimension in the 1950s-1960s, including the writings of Martin Gardner ; American artists' responses to the spatial fourth dimension in the 1960s: Robert Smithson and the Park Place Gallery Group ; Vehicles for the spatial fourth dimension in the 1970s and 1980s: Expanded cinema and new media; computer graphics and string theory --
The 1970s through the 1990s: the four-dimensional art of Tony Robbin --
The 1990s: from hyperspace to cyberspace and Marco Novak's digital architecture; new developments in string theory --
Concluding thoughts --
Introduction --
1. The Nineteenth-Century background : Non-Euclidean geometry ; The geometry of n dimensions ; The rise of popular interest in the new geometries --
2. Cubism and the new geometries : Paris 1900-1912: the fourth dimension and non-Euclidean geometry in popular literature ; The visual tradition of "the fourth dimension ; Chronology of events ; The fourth dimension and non-Euclidean geometry in Cubist theory and practice ; An alternative view among the Cubists: the Theosophist Kupka ; Boccioni's Italian futurist critique of Cubism's fourth dimension --
3. Marcel Duchamp and the new geometries ; Duchamp's introduction to n-dimensional and non-Euclidean geometry ; The Large glass ; The notes in A l'infinitif ; Later works --
4. The fourth dimension and non-Euclidean geometry in America : Max Weber ; Gelett Burgess ; Claude Bragdon ; New York 1913 and the Armory Show ; Wartime New York: Duchamp and the Arensberg Circle ; The 1920s --
5. Transcending the present: the fourth dimension in the philosophy of Ouspensky and in Russian futurism and suprematism : The secondary role of non-Euclidean geometry and relativity theory before the revolution ; Hyperspace philosophy in Russia: Peter Demianovich Ouspensky ; Early Russian futurism and Larionov's Rayonism ; The fourth dimension in Russian futurist philosophy: Matyushin and Kruchenykh ; The fourth dimension in the art of Malevich ; The 1920s: El Lissitzky and others --
6. The new geometries during World War I and the postwar period in France and Holland: reevaluation and transformation : The wartime debate: Severini and Ozenfant ; Early De Stijl and the fourth dimension ; The popularization of the theory of relativity in France ; Van Doesburg's pursuit of an art for the world of space-time ; Art and relativity in the 1920s: an overview --
Conclusion : The new geometries in art and theory 1900-1930 ; The fourth dimension and non-Euclidean geometry in art and theory since 1930 --
Appendix A: The question of Cubism and relativity --
Appendix B: American articles propularizing the new geometries, 1877-1920 --
Appendix C: Of the book by Gleizes and Metzinger Du Cubisme.
Series Title: Leonardo book series.
Responsibility: Linda Dalrymple Henderson.

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