Manifold Mirrors: The Crossing Paths of the Arts and Mathematics

Manifold Mirrors: The Crossing Paths of the Arts and Mathematics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 2013-06-10
ISBN-10: 0521728762
ISBN-13: 9780521728768
Language: English
Pages: 424
Added: 2018-09-21 20:02:03

Most works of art, whether illustrative, musical or literary, are created subject to a set of constraints. In many (but not all) cases, these constraints have a mathematical nature, for example, the geometric transformations governing the canons of J. S. Bach, the various projection systems used in classical painting, the catalog of symmetries found in Islamic art, or the rules concerning poetic structure. This fascinating book describes geometric frameworks underlying this constraint-based creation. The author provides both a development in geometry and a description of how these frameworks fit the creative process within several art practices. He furthermore discusses the perceptual effects derived from the presence of particular geometric characteristics. The book began life as a liberal arts course and it is certainly suitable as a textbook. However, anyone interested in the power and ubiquity of mathematics will enjoy this revealing insight into the relationship between mathematics and the arts. Show more Show less b46b1424ba67be8a66b2cee140dda53c] Size: (46.65 MB) [/code]File name: 0521728762{MT}{pdf}.zip File size: 46.65 MB

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