Mathematics and Art
A list of Web articles, books, and other resources that bring together mathematics and art. The following listing also provides links to Web sites and pages devoted to the artworks of particular artists and mathematicians.
Books, Associations, and Meetings
Banchoff, Thomas F. 1990. Beyond the Third Dimension: Geometry, Computer Graphics, and Higher Dimensions. New York: Scientific American Library.
Elam, Kimberly. 2001. Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.
Emmer, Michele, ed. 1995. The Visual Mind: Art and Mathematics. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
Ferguson, Claire. 1994. Helaman Ferguson: Mathematics in Stone and Bronze. Erie, Pa.: Meridian Creative Group.
Field, J.V. 1997. The Invention of Infinity: Mathematics and Art in the Renaissance. New York: Oxford University Press.
Henderson, Linda. 1983. The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
Ivins, William M., Jr. 1964. Art and Geometry: A Study in Space Intuition. New York: Dover.
Kapraff, Jay. 1991. Connections: The Geometric Bridge between Art and Science. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Kemp, Martin. 2000. Visualization: The Nature Book of Art and Science. Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.
Robbin, Tony. 2006. Shadows of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Art. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press.
Schattschneider, Doris. 1990. Visions of Symmetry: Notebooks, Periodic Drawings, and Related Works of M.C. Escher. New York: W.H. Freeman.
Information about the International Society for the Arts, Mathematics, and Architecture can be found at http://www.isama.org/.
Additional Resources: Math Awareness Month 2003
Peterson, Ivars. 2001. Fragments of Infinity: A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics and Art. New York: Wiley.
Ivars Peterson's MathTrek
Fibonacci numbers, golden rectangles, and art:
Artists and Mathematicians
Copyright 2006 by Ivars Peterson