Geometry and the Visual Arts

Author: Daniel Pedoe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486244587

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

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This survey traces the effects of geometry on artistic achievement and clearly discusses its importance to artists and scientists. It also surveys projective geometry, mathematical curves, theories of perspective, architectural form, and concepts of space.
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Art & Geometry

A Study in Space Intuitions

Author: William Mills Ivins

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486209418

Category: Art

Page: 113

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An essay tracing the development of mathematical perspective and projective geometry dispels the myth of Greek cultural supremacy
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Geometry of Design

Studies in Proportion and Composition

Author: Kimberly Elam

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568982496

Category: Design

Page: 107

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This work takes a close look at a broad range of 20th-century examples of design, architecture and illustration, revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions.
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The Gentle Art of Mathematics

Author: Daniel Pedoe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486229492

Category: Mathematics

Page: 143

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Collects mathematical games that entertain and provide an introduction to advanced study
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Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future

Volume I: Antiquity to the 1500s

Author: Kim Williams,Michael J. Ostwald

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 331900137X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 735

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Every age and every culture has relied on the incorporation of mathematics in their works of architecture to imbue the built environment with meaning and order. Mathematics is also central to the production of architecture, to its methods of measurement, fabrication and analysis. This two-volume edited collection presents a detailed portrait of the ways in which two seemingly different disciplines are interconnected. Over almost 100 chapters it illustrates and examines the relationship between architecture and mathematics. Contributors of these chapters come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. Through this work, architecture may be seen and understood in a new light, by professionals as well as non-professionals. Volume I covers architecture from antiquity through Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Inkan, Gothic and early Renaissance eras and styles. The themes that are covered range from symbolism and proportion to measurement and structural stability. From Europe to Africa, Asia and South America, the chapters span different countries, cultures and practices.
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Art and Geometry

A Study in Space Intuitions

Author: William M. Ivins

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486143589

Category: Art

Page: 128

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This highly stimulating study observes many historical interrelationships between art and mathematics. It explores ancient and Renaissance painting and sculpture, the development of perspective, and advances in projective geometry.
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Symmetry, Shape and Space

An Introduction to Mathematics Through Geometry

Author: L.Christine Kinsey,Teresa E. Moore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781930190092

Category: Mathematics

Page: 494

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This book will appeal to at least three groups of readers: prospective high school teachers, liberal arts students, and parents whose children are studying high school or college math. It is modern in its selection of topics, and in the learning models used by the authors. The book covers some exciting but non-traditional topics from the subject area of geometry. It is also intended for undergraduates and tries to engage their interest in mathematics. Many innovative pedagogical modes are used throughout.
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Geometry at Work

Author: Catherine A. Gorini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780883851647

Category: Mathematics

Page: 217

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An examination of symmetry for the interested layman.
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