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Mathematics and Art: Mathematical Visualization in Art and Education
 

Summary: Mathematics and Art: Mathematical
Visualization in Art and Education
by Claude P. Bruter (Ed.)
New York, Springer-Verlag, 2002
497 pp. US $ 84.95, ISBN 35-4043-4224
Reviewed by Helmer Aslaksen
I'm convinced the title of this book will intrigue most readers of the
Mathematical Intelligencer. When you look at the list of contributors and see
names like Michele Emmer, Michael Field, George W. Hart, John Hubbard,
Richard S. Palais, Konrad Polthier and John Sullivan (to name but a few in
alphabetical order), I'm sure you will be even more interested. The book is
the proceedings of the Colloquium on Mathematics and Art held in Maubeuge
in September 2000, and as soon as I opened the book, I started wishing I
had been there. It must have been a killer conference! But does that make
for a killer conference proceedings?
Mathematics and Art is a very wide term. My background involves teach-
ing a course on Mathematics in Art and Architecture at the National Uni-
versity of Singapore, consulting for an exhibition called "Art Figures: Math-
ematics in Art" at the Singapore Art Museum, and numerous TV interviews
and public lectures at museums, libraries and schools.

  

Source: Aslaksen, Helmer - Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore

 

Collections: Mathematics