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Algebraic art : mathematical formalism and Victorian culture

Author: Andrea K Henderson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press. C 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Algebraic Art explores the invention of a peculiarly Victorian account of the nature and value of aesthetic form, and it traces that account to a surprising source: mathematics. Drawing on literature, art, and photography, it explores how the Victorian mathematical conception of form still resonates today.
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Additional Physical Format: Algebraic Art : Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture / Andrea K. Henderson.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
978-0-19-186014-0
(ABES)230582575
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea K Henderson
ISBN: 9780198809982 0198809980
OCLC Number: 1085896142
Description: 1 v. (xii-218 p.) : illustrations en noir, schémas, jaquette illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction1: Geometry: Math for Math's Sake: Non-Euclidean Geometry and Aestheticism2: Algebra: Symbolic Logic and the Logic of Symbolism3: Analysis: Magic Mirrors: Formalist Realism in Victorian Photology and Photography4: Analogy: The Physics and Poetics of Analogy5: Invariant Forms: '[T]he bonds of verse' Form as DisciplineCoda: '[T]o bury Euclid deep in the living flesh'
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