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The Resource Mathematics in twentieth-century literature and art : content, form, meaning, Robert Tubbs

Mathematics in twentieth-century literature and art : content, form, meaning, Robert Tubbs

Label
Mathematics in twentieth-century literature and art : content, form, meaning
Title
Mathematics in twentieth-century literature and art
Title remainder
content, form, meaning
Statement of responsibility
Robert Tubbs
Title variation
Mathematics in 20th-century literature & art
Title variation remainder
content, form, meaning /
Creator
Subject
Genre
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 twentieth-century 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 long-held paradigms, Mathematics in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art will appeal to mathematicians, humanists, and artists, as well as instructors teaching the connections among math, literature, and art"--
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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 twentieth-century literature and art : content, form, meaning, Robert Tubbs
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-154) 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
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013036942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023904376
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn863196500
  • (OCoLC)863196500
Label
Mathematics in twentieth-century literature and art : content, form, meaning, Robert Tubbs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-154) 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
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013036942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023904376
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn863196500
  • (OCoLC)863196500

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