Art and Geometry

Art and Geometry

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This highly stimulating study observes many of the sometimes startling interrelationships between art and mathematics throughout history. It explains the differences between ancient and Renaissance painting and sculpture as well as the development of perspective and advances in projective geometry achieved by Nicholas of Cusa, Kepler, and Desargues.... of the two-branched hyperbola as a single curve was possibly the outstanding example in Greek geometry of visual intuition. ... by passing a secant plane through the vertex of a cone as being a curve of the kind known as a conic section.

Title:Art and Geometry
Author:William M. Ivins
Publisher:Courier Corporation - 2012-10-16


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