Imagine Math 3

Between Culture and Mathematics

  • Michele Emmer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michele Emmer
    Pages 1-2
  3. Mathematics and Art

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Michele Emmer
      Pages 5-7
    3. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon
      Pages 21-28
    4. Umberto Bottazzini
      Pages 29-41
    5. Michele Emmer
      Pages 43-68
    6. Linda Dalrymple Henderson
      Pages 69-84
    7. Emanuela Fiorelli, Caterina (Katia) Di Rienzo, Massimo Cappellani
      Pages 99-117
  4. Tribute to Mandelbrot

  5. Mathematics, Architecture and Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Michele Emmer
      Pages 159-177
    3. George L. Legendre
      Pages 179-188
  6. Mathematics and Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Laurent Derobert
      Pages 215-223

About this book


Imagine mathematics, imagine with the help of mathematics, imagine new worlds, new geometries, new forms. This volume in the series “Imagine Math” casts light on what is new and interesting in the relationships between mathematics, imagination, and culture. The book opens by examining the connections between modern and contemporary art and mathematics, including Linda D. Henderson’s contribution. Several further papers are devoted to mathematical models and their influence on modern and contemporary art, including the work of Henry Moore and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Among the many other interesting contributions are an homage to Benoît Mandelbrot with reference to the exhibition held in New York in 2013 and the thoughts of Jean-Pierre Bourguignon on the art and math exhibition at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. An interesting part is dedicated to the connections between math, computer science and theatre with the papers by C. Bardainne and A. Mondot.  The topics are treated in a way that is rigorous but captivating, detailed but very evocative. This is an all-embracing look at the world of mathematics and culture.


Computer Graphics Mathematics and Architecture Mathematics and Art Mathematics and Cinema Mathematics and Culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Emmer
    • 1
  1. 1.MathematicsSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-01230-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-01231-5
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