Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Mathematics, Art and Architecture

    1. Michele Emmer
      Pages 3-4
    2. Judith Flagg Moran, Kim Williams
      Pages 5-22
    3. Achille Perilli
      Pages 39-43
    4. Michea Simona
      Pages 45-52
    5. Richard Taylor, Ben Newell, Branka Spehar, Colin Clifford
      Pages 53-63
  3. Visual Mathematics and Computer Graphics

    1. Thomas F. Banchoff, Davide P. Cervone
      Pages 83-97
    2. Anatoly T. Fomenko, Alexandr O. Ivanov, Alexey A. Tuzhilin
      Pages 99-123
    3. Herbert W. Franke
      Pages 145-149
    4. Michael Joswig, Konrad Polthier
      Pages 151-162
  4. Mathematics, Literature and Cinema

    1. Michele Emmer
      Pages 173-174
    2. Simon Singh
      Pages 183-186
    3. Robert Osserman
      Pages 187-194
    4. Michele Emmer
      Pages 195-200
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 201-203

About this book


Creativity plays an important role in all human activities, from the visual arts to cinema and theatre, and in particular in science and mathematics .

This volume, published only in English in the series "Mathematics and Culture", stresses the strong links between mathematics, culture and creativity in architecture, contemporary art, geometry, computer graphics, literature, theatre and cinema. So this book is designed not only for mathematicians but for all the people who have an interest in the various aspects of culture, both scientific and literary, with a special emphasis on the visual aspects.


Finite Topology computer graphics creativity geometry humanities linear optimization mathematics proof visual

Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Emmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica “G. Castelnuovo”Università degli Studi “La Sapienza”, Roma, ItalyRomaItaly

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