Mathematics: A Beautiful Elsewhere

Mathematics: A Beautiful Elsewhere
Library Shelf Location 06.MATH
Publication Date 2012
Description Catalogue of an exhibition held at Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, Oct. 21, 2011 to March 18, 2012. In October 2012, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented Mathematics, A Beautiful Elsewhere with one purpose in mind: to let mathematics and mathematicians speak out by giving them the opportunity to brainstorm with major artists from the world of contemporary art. The catalog was conceived as a discussion forum for the mathematicians and artists, an opportunity for them to exchange ideas and share their thoughts on the most important questions relating to mathematics. A combination of written texts, questionnaires and portraits, the catalog also illustrates the diversity of mathematical thought—as expressed by the scientists as well as the artists—and emphasizes the importance of creativity in this field. A large part of the book is also devoted to the visual interpretations of mathematics as conveyed through the works of the artists participating in the exhibition. The book includes also an exclusive CD of the exhibition soundtrack gathering the contributions of David Lynch and Patti Smith. Challenging yet accessible, the catalog Mathematics, A Beautiful Elsewhere offers readers an atypical journey into the world of mathematics and unveils all of its poetic beauty.
ISBN 9782869250956
Quantity 1
Pages 219 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm. + 1 sound disc
Authors Bruce Albert, Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Michel Cassé, Misha Gromov, Pierre-Yves Oudeyer
Format Hardback
Publisher Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
Related Artists Beatriz Milhazes, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Tadanori Yokoo, Jean-Michel Alberola, David Lynch, Patti Smith, Takeshi Kitano, Raymond Depardon and Claudine Nougaret
Category Art by Subject
Keyword Mathematics
Language English

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