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Simplicity: Ideals of Practice in Mathematics and the Arts

5bb9b117a445f.jpg Author Philip Ording and Roman Kossak
Isbn 9783319533834
File size 4MB
Year 2017
Pages 305
Language English
File format PDF
Category Art

Book Description:

To find "criteria of simplicity" was the goal of David Hilbert's recently discovered twenty-fourth problem on his renowned list of open problems given at the 1900 International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris. At the same time, simplicity and economy of means are powerful impulses in the creation of artworks. This was an inspiration for a conference, titled the same as this volume, that took place at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in April of 2013. This volume includes selected lectures presented at the conference, and additional contributions offering diverse perspectives from art and architecture, the philosophy and history of mathematics, and current mathematical practice.

 

 

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