Mathematics + art : a cultural history /
Lynn Gamwell ; foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
imprint
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016].
description
xviii, 556 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 32 cm
ISBN
0691165289, 9780691165288
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Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016].
isbn
0691165289
9780691165288
abstract
"This is a cultural history of mathematics and art, from antiquity to the present. Mathematicians and artists have long been on a quest to understand the physical world they see before them and the abstract objects they know by thought alone. Taking readers on a tour of the practice of mathematics and the philosophical ideas that drive the discipline, Lynn Gamwell points out the important ways mathematical concepts have been expressed by artists. Sumptuous illustrations of artworks and cogent math diagrams are featured in Gamwell's comprehensive exploration." --
catalogue key
10170810
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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