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Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Nicholas Mee

Abstract

Celestial Tapestry places mathematics within a vibrant cultural and historical context, highlighting links to the visual arts and design, and broader areas of artistic creativity. Threads are woven together telling of surprising influences that have passed between the arts and mathematics. The story involves many intriguing characters: Gaston Julia, who laid the foundations for fractals and computer art while recovering in hospital after suffering serious injury in the First World War; Charles Howard, Hinton who was imprisoned for bigamy but whose books had a huge influence on twentieth-centur ... More

Keywords: art, mathematics, fourth dimension, computer art, golden section, puzzles, Holbein’s Ambassadors, perspective, Fibonacci, fractals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198851950
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198851950.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas Mee, author
Director, Virtual Image Publishing Ltd and Quantum Wave Publishing Ltd