The Resource Mathematics in twentiethcentury literature and art : content, form, meaning, Robert Tubbs
Mathematics in twentiethcentury literature and art : content, form, meaning, Robert Tubbs
 Summary
 "During the twentieth century, many artists and writers turned to abstract mathematical ideas to help them realize their aesthetic ambitions. M. C. Escher, Marcel Duchamp, and, perhaps most famously, Piet Mondrian used principles of mathematics in their work. Was it mere coincidence, or were these artists simply following their instincts, which in turn were ruled by mathematical underpinnings, such as optimal solutions for filling a space? If math exists within visual art, can it be found within literary pursuits? In short, just what is the relationship between mathematics and the creative arts?In this provocative, original exploration of mathematical ideas in art and literature, Robert Tubbs argues that the links are much stronger than previously imagined and exceed both coincidence and commonality of purpose. Not only does he argue that mathematical ideas guided the aesthetic visions of many twentiethcentury artists and writers, Tubbs further asserts that artists and writers used math in their creative processes even though they seemed to have no affinity for mathematical thinking. In the end, Tubbs makes the case that art can be better appreciated when the math that inspired it is better understood. An insightful tour of the great masters of the last century and an argument that challenges longheld paradigms, Mathematics in TwentiethCentury Literature and Art will appeal to mathematicians, humanists, and artists, as well as instructors teaching the connections among math, literature, and art"
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xvi, 162 pages
 Contents

 Surrealist writing, mathematical surfaces, and new geometries
 Objects, axioms, and constraints
 Abstraction in art, literature, and mathematics
 Literature, the Möbius strip, and infinite numbers
 Klein forms and the fourth dimension
 Paths, trees, and texts
 Poetry, permutations, and Zeckendorf's theorem
 Randomness, arbitrariness, and perfect numbers  The artworld
 Isbn
 9781421413792
 Label
 Mathematics in twentiethcentury literature and art : content, form, meaning
 Title
 Mathematics in twentiethcentury literature and art
 Title remainder
 content, form, meaning
 Statement of responsibility
 Robert Tubbs
 Title variation
 Mathematics in 20thcentury literature & art
 Title variation remainder
 content, form, meaning /
 Subject

 Art, Modern  20th century
 Mathematics in art
 Criticism, interpretation, etc
 Mathematics in literature
 Literature
 MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy
 Literatur
 MATHEMATICS / Applied
 Mathematics in literature
 Mathematics and literature
 Mathematik
 Mathematics in art
 Art, Modern
 ART / General
 Mathematics and literature
 Kunst
 LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
 Literature  20th century  History and criticism
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "During the twentieth century, many artists and writers turned to abstract mathematical ideas to help them realize their aesthetic ambitions. M. C. Escher, Marcel Duchamp, and, perhaps most famously, Piet Mondrian used principles of mathematics in their work. Was it mere coincidence, or were these artists simply following their instincts, which in turn were ruled by mathematical underpinnings, such as optimal solutions for filling a space? If math exists within visual art, can it be found within literary pursuits? In short, just what is the relationship between mathematics and the creative arts?In this provocative, original exploration of mathematical ideas in art and literature, Robert Tubbs argues that the links are much stronger than previously imagined and exceed both coincidence and commonality of purpose. Not only does he argue that mathematical ideas guided the aesthetic visions of many twentiethcentury artists and writers, Tubbs further asserts that artists and writers used math in their creative processes even though they seemed to have no affinity for mathematical thinking. In the end, Tubbs makes the case that art can be better appreciated when the math that inspired it is better understood. An insightful tour of the great masters of the last century and an argument that challenges longheld paradigms, Mathematics in TwentiethCentury Literature and Art will appeal to mathematicians, humanists, and artists, as well as instructors teaching the connections among math, literature, and art"
 Assigning source
 Provided by publisher
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 Dewey number
 700/.46
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 PN56.M36
 LC item number
 T83 2014
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
 Label
 Mathematics in twentiethcentury literature and art : content, form, meaning, Robert Tubbs
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references (p. 149154) and index
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category

 text
 still image
 Content type MARC source

 rdacontent
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Surrealist writing, mathematical surfaces, and new geometries  Objects, axioms, and constraints  Abstraction in art, literature, and mathematics  Literature, the Möbius strip, and infinite numbers  Klein forms and the fourth dimension  Paths, trees, and texts  Poetry, permutations, and Zeckendorf's theorem  Randomness, arbitrariness, and perfect numbers  The artworld
 Control code
 863196500
 Dimensions
 24 cm.
 Extent
 xvi, 162 pages
 Isbn
 9781421413792
 http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/isbnType
 (hardcover : acidfree paper)
 Lccn
 2013036942
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Other control number
 40023904376
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 ocn863196500
 (OCoLC)863196500
Subject
 ART / General
 Art, Modern
 Art, Modern  20th century
 Criticism, interpretation, etc
 Kunst
 LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
 Literatur
 Literature
 Literature  20th century  History and criticism
 MATHEMATICS / Applied
 MATHEMATICS / History & Philosophy
 Mathematics and literature
 Mathematics and literature
 Mathematics in art
 Mathematics in art
 Mathematics in literature
 Mathematics in literature
 Mathematik
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