Mathematics + art : a cultural history / Lynn Gamwell ; foreword by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Author
Gamwell, Lynn, 1943- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Princeton, New Jersey ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2015]
  • ©2016
Description
xviii, 556 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Writer of foreword
Summary note
"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." -- Amazon.com
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other title(s)
Mathematics and art
ISBN
  • 9780691165288
  • 0691165289
LCCN
2014959232
OCLC
908083778
RCP
N - S