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Mathematics and Modern Art

Proceedings of the First ESMA Conference, held in Paris, July 19-22, 2010

  • Claude Bruter
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics book series (PROM, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Aurélien Alvarez, Jos Leys
    Pages 11-16
  3. Jean-François Colonna
    Pages 47-52
  4. Vi Hart
    Pages 79-84
  5. Patrice Jeener
    Pages 85-104
  6. Dmitri Kozlov
    Pages 105-115
  7. Antonia Redondo Buitrago, Encarnación Reyes Iglesias
    Pages 117-129
  8. Simon Salamon
    Pages 131-151
  9. John M. Sullivan
    Pages 153-165
  10. François Tard
    Pages 167-176
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 177-178

About these proceedings


The link between mathematics and art remains as strong today as it was in the earliest instances of decorative and ritual art. Arts, architecture, music and painting have for a long time been sources of new developments in mathematics, and vice versa. Many great painters have seen no contradiction between artistic and mathematical endeavors, contributing to the progress of both, using mathematical principles to guide their visual creativity, enriching their visual environment with the new objects created by the mathematical science.

Owing to the recent development of the so nice techniques for visualization, while mathematicians can better explore these new mathematical objects, artists can use them to emphasize their intrinsic beauty, and create quite new sceneries. This volume, the content of the first conference of the European Society for Mathematics and the Arts (ESMA), held in Paris in 2010, gives an overview on some significant and beautiful recent works where maths and art, including architecture and music, are interwoven.

The book includes a wealth of mathematical illustrations from several basic mathematical fields including classical geometry, topology, differential geometry, dynamical systems.  Here, artists and mathematicians alike elucidate the thought processes and the tools used to create their work


art geometry visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Claude Bruter
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut Henri PoincaréESMAParis Cedex 0France

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