2012

Imagine Math

Between Culture and Mathematics

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ISBN: 978-88-470-2426-7 (Print) 978-88-470-2427-4 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii

  2. Introduction

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      Introduction

  3. Homage to Benoît Mandelbrot

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      Pages 3-3

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      Pages 5-11

      The Fantastic World of Tor’ Bled-Nam

  4. Venice and “La Fenice”

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      Pages 13-13

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      Pages 15-20

      The Reconstruction of the Teatro La Fenice: “Splendidezze” and “dorature” (Gleam and Gilding)

  5. Homage to Andrea Pozzo

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      Pages 21-21

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      Pages 23-41

      Exactitude and Extravagance: Andrea Pozzo’s “Viewpoint”

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      Pages 43-55

      The Apse Scenes in the Prospective Inventions of Andrea Pozzo

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      Pages 57-70

      Andrea Pozzo: Art, Culture and Mathematics

  6. Homage to Hypatia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 71-71

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      Pages 73-81

      Hypatia as Polymath

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      Pages 83-90

      Women’s Contributions to the Progress of Mathematics: Lights and Shadows

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      Pages 91-102

      Hypatia’s Dream

  7. Mathematics and Art

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Pages 105-115

      Modern Geometry versus Modern Architecture

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      Pages 117-122

      Visual Harmonies: An Exhibition on Art and Math

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      Pages 123-126

      Emilio Prini, Alison Knowles, and Art’s Logic

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      Pages 127-139

      All the Numbers End in Numbers. On a Work by Alighiero Boetti

  8. Mathematics and Literature

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 141-141

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      Pages 143-154

      The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in Human Sciences: The Attribution of Texts to Antonio Gramsci

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      Pages 155-165

      Lost in a Good Book: Jorge Borges’ Inescapable Labyrinth

  9. Mathematics and Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167

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      Pages 169-174

      The Many Faces of Lorenz Knots

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      Pages 175-185

      Waiting for ABRACADABRA. Occurrences of Words and Leading Numbers

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      Pages 187-196

      E Pluribus Unum

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      Pages 197-208

      Aperiodic Tiling

  10. Mathematics and Medicine

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 209-209

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      Pages 211-224

      Connecting Ventricular Assist Devices to the Aorta: A Numerical Model

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