Viewpoints: Mathematical Perspective and Fractal Geometry in by Marc Frantz,Annalisa Crannell

By Marc Frantz,Annalisa Crannell

An undergraduate textbook dedicated completely to relationships among arithmetic and artwork, Viewpoints is splendid for math-for-liberal-arts classes and arithmetic classes for high quality arts majors. The textbook features a big variety of classroom-tested actions and difficulties, a chain of essays via modern artists written particularly for the ebook, and a plethora of pedagogical and studying possibilities for teachers and students.

Viewpoints specializes in mathematical parts: point of view concerning drawing man-made varieties and fractal geometry regarding drawing typical types. Investigating points of the 3-dimensional international to be able to comprehend mathematical thoughts in the back of the artwork, the textbook explores artwork issues together with comedian, anamorphic, and classical artwork, in addition to images, whereas proposing such mathematical rules as percentage, ratio, self-similarity, exponents, and logarithms. user-friendly difficulties and lucrative suggestions empower scholars to make actual, subtle drawings. own essays and brief biographies by means of modern artists are interspersed among chapters and are observed via pictures in their paintings. those tremendous artists--who comprise mathematicians and scientists--examine how arithmetic impacts their paintings. available to scholars of all degrees, Viewpoints encourages experimentation and collaboration, and captures the essence of inventive and mathematical construction and discovery.

  • Classroom-tested actions and challenge fixing
  • Accessible difficulties that movement past typical artwork tuition curriculum
  • Multiple recommendations of various hassle and applicability
  • Appropriate for college students of all arithmetic and artwork degrees
  • Original and specific essays through modern artists
  • Forthcoming: Instructor's handbook (available simply to teachers)

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