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The Visual mind : art and mathematics

Author: Michele Emmer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1993.
Series: Leonardo book series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Emmer
ISBN: 026205048X 9780262050487
OCLC Number: 28374249
Description: xvii, 274 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction to The visual mind : art and mathematics / M. Emmer --
The mathematical way of thinking in the visual art of our time / M. Bill --
Fractals and an art for the sake of science / B.B. Mandelbrot --
Portraits of a family of complex polytopes / H.S.M. Coxeter and G.C. Shephard --
On the cohomology of impossible figures / R. Penrose --
On the edge of science : the role of the artist's intuition in science / C.O. Perry --
Interactivity and plastic space : from the minimal unit of movement to the modulus / A. Duarte --
Visualization in art and science / H.E. Brisson --
Two conformal mappings / R. Dixon --
Computer interactive sculpture / H. Ferguson --
On knot-spanning surfaces : an illustrated essay on topological art / G.K. Francis with B. Collins --
The topology of Roman mosaic mazes / A. Phillips --
Visualization of soap bubble geometries / F. Almgren and J. Sullivan --
Illustrating Beyond the third dimension / T. Banchoff and D.P. Cervone. True 3D computer modeling : sculpture of numerical abstraction / S. Dickson --
Generative mathematics : mathematically described and calculated visual art / H.W. Franke and H.S. Helbig --
Caricature, readymades and metamorphosis : visual mathematics in the context of art / D.J. Cox --
Number as form and content : a composer's path of inquiry / B. Evans --
Carpets and rugs : an exercise in numbers / D.E. Passoja and A. Lakhtakia --
On computer graphics and the aesthetics of Sierpinski gaskets formed from large Pascal's triangles / C.A. Pickover --
Soap bubbles in art and science : from the past to the future of math art / M. Emmer --
Interlace patterns in Islamic and Moorish art / B. Grünbaum and G.C. Shephard --
The fascination of tiling / D. Schattschneider --
Automatic generation of hyperbolic tilings / S. Levy --
TEMPER : a system for music synthesis from animated tessellations / G. Haus and P. Morini --
Compound tilings and perfect colourings / J.F. Rigby. Crystallography and plane ornaments : interactive multi-window computer graphics / L. Loreto, R. Farinato and M. Tonetti --
Reflections on symmetry-dissymmetry in art and in art studies / V.A. Koptsik --
The Flagellation of Christ by Piero della Francesca : a study of its perspective / L. Geatti and L. Fortunati --
Art and mathematics : the Platonic solids / M. Emmer --
On some new Platonic forms / L. Saffaro --
The aesthetics of viruses / A.S. Kock and T. Tarnai --
The fourth dimension and non-Euclidean geometry in modern art : conclusion / L.D. Henderson --
On some vistas disclosed by mathematics to the Russian avant-garde : geometry, El Lissitsky and Gabo / M. Corrada --
The geometries behind my spherical paintings / D. Termes --
New representative methods for real and imaginary environments / E. Frisia.
Series Title: Leonardo book series.
Responsibility: edited by Michele Emmer.

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