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View Resource The Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher is a widely known and popular artist whose work depicts complex, and often impossible, geometrical patterns. This Web site examines the mathematics behind his drawings. Many examples of Escher's work are given, illustrating mathematical principles such as the shape and the logic of space. Tessellations and polyhedra are common building blocks of the drawings. It is quite interesting to...

http://platonicrealms.com/minitexts/Mathematical-Art-Of-M-C-...
View Resource Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form, 1940s to 1970s

The political and social upheaval that was pervasive throughout much of the world during the middle of the 20th century spawned a number of creative and innovative movements throughout various areas of human activity, including the visual arts. One such manifestation was the experimentation in visual forms that involved the use of radically simplified forms and systematic strategies. These...

http://www.lacma.org/beyondgeometry/
View Resource Math in the Movies

There are many learned (and not-so learned) professions that get a bad rap in the world of cinema. Scientists, and mathematicians in particular, tend to be portrayed alternately as either evil madmen or troubled geniuses. Through this website, Arnold Reinhold offers his informed and honest appraisals of mathematicians (and their math, of course) in various films. To get a sense of the project,...

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http://world.std.com/~reinhold/dir/mathmovies.html
View Resource Wolfram Graphics Gallery

Wolfram Research, creators of Mathematica software (see also NSDL Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology, July 16, 2004), have posted this gallery of images that demonstrate how "Mathematica has opened the door to a new kind of imagery that melds art and science." The colorful images in the gallery, created by Mathematica users around the world, are grouped by type: 2D Graphics, Polyhedra,...

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/index.php
View Resource Sacred Geometry

The material on this website is used for a course taught at Dartmouth University called, Geometry in Art and Architecture. The website presents several images of "polygons, tilings & sacred geometry" along with descriptions of the geometric patterns. Although the text is obviously written for students who follow a particular course and hasn't been updated since 2002, the author provides some...

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/math5.geometry/unit5/unit5.ht...
View Resource Mathematical Imagery

Artists throughout the millennia have shown a strong affinity for creating works of art that incorporate patterns derived from areas of mathematical inquiry such as representations of infinity, symmetry, and tessellations. Recently, the American Mathematical Society created this website to let the general public view materials related to the relationship between mathematics and art, and it is...

http://www.ams.org/mathimagery/
View Resource Episodes in the History of Geometry through Models in Dynamic Geometry

Utilizing dynamic models to explain different aspects of geometry can be a powerful pedagogical tool. This is exactly what inspired Eduardo Veloso and Rita Bastos to write this classroom exercise for the Mathematical Association of America's "Convergence" site. In this exercise, mathematics educators will receive an introduction to several key aspects of the history of geometry through four...

https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/convergence/episodes-i...
View Resource Mathematical Imagery

The American Mathematical Society has a section of its website devoted to the connection between mathematics and art, entitled Mathematical Imagery, which contains images of artworks from almost two dozen art exhibits. Visitors will find a quote on the right side of the homepage by G.H. Hardy that describes mathematicians and their relation to artists, as such: "A mathematician, like a painter or...

http://www.ams.org/mathimagery/thumbnails.php?album=28#galle...
View Resource Mathematics and Art: The Good, The Bad, and the Pretty

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) sponsors an annual MAA Distinguished Lecture as an occasion to celebrate the many joys of mathematics. Professor Annalisa Crannell of Franklin and Marshall College used this opportunity to talk about "The Good, The Bad, and the Pretty" of mathematics. Her wonderful talk can be found here, along with an interview that gives her the chance to talk about...

https://www.maa.org/meetings/calendar-events/math-and-art-th...
View Resource Mathematics Meets Photography

The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) publishes a monthly journal titled "Math Horizons." This publication explores the world of mathematics as seen by educators, students, and artists looking to learn more about the ways in which math is used in everyday life. This article from the September 2011 issue explores how math informs digital photography and the creation of all-around panoramic...

https://www.maa.org/press/periodicals/math-horizons/mathemat...