Aesthetics of Interdisciplinarity: Art and Mathematics

  • Kristóf Fenyvesi
  • Tuuli Lähdesmäki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Kristóf Fenyvesi
    Pages 1-25
  3. Bridging Art and Mathematics: Concepts, Theories, and Philosophies

  4. Studying Mathematical Principles of Composition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Doris Schattschneider
      Pages 105-118
    3. Dorothy K. Washburn, Donald W. Crowe
      Pages 165-180
  5. Cultural Meanings of Geometric Composition, Structure, and Form

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
  6. Geometry, Mathematics, and Science in Artistic Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. István Orosz
      Pages 235-248
    3. Antal Kelle
      Pages 265-273

About this book


This anthology fosters an interdisciplinary dialogue between the mathematical and artistic approaches in the field where mathematical and artistic thinking and practice merge. The articles included highlight the most significant current ideas and phenomena, providing a multifaceted and extensive snapshot of the field and indicating how interdisciplinary approaches are applied in the research of various cultural and artistic phenomena. The discussions are related, for example, to the fields of aesthetics, anthropology, art history, art theory, artistic practice, cultural studies, ethno-mathematics, geometry, mathematics, new physics, philosophy, physics, study of visual illusions, and symmetry studies. Further, the book introduces a new concept: the interdisciplinary aesthetics of mathematical art, which the editors use to explain the manifold nature of the aesthetic principles intertwined in these discussions.


aesthetics art culture interdisciplinary mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristóf Fenyvesi
    • 1
  • Tuuli Lähdesmäki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Music, Art and Culture StudiesUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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