The human mind tends to recognize numbers, shapes and forms in the external world. Geometric shapes persist in Art and Architecture from Prehistory to Modern Age. In this paper we report about an ongoing investigation into this persistence, starting from sinusoids and oscillations, catenaries and helicoids, chosen as possible organization centers of the many recognizable forms. The aim is to understand how, when and why this persistence of forms has accompanied the parallel evolution of Art and Science. Examples are chosen from Mesopotamian Art, Gothic, Islamic Art, Baroque and Modern Architecture. Key words.

CONVERSANO E, FRANCAVIGLIA M, LORENZI M, & TEDESCHINI-LALLI LAURA (2011). On the Persistence of Form in Art and Architecture: Catenaries, Sinusoids and Helicoids. APLIMAT - JOURNAL OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS, 4(4), 101-112.

On the Persistence of Form in Art and Architecture: Catenaries, Sinusoids and Helicoids

TEDESCHINI LALLI, Laura
2011

Abstract

The human mind tends to recognize numbers, shapes and forms in the external world. Geometric shapes persist in Art and Architecture from Prehistory to Modern Age. In this paper we report about an ongoing investigation into this persistence, starting from sinusoids and oscillations, catenaries and helicoids, chosen as possible organization centers of the many recognizable forms. The aim is to understand how, when and why this persistence of forms has accompanied the parallel evolution of Art and Science. Examples are chosen from Mesopotamian Art, Gothic, Islamic Art, Baroque and Modern Architecture. Key words.
CONVERSANO E, FRANCAVIGLIA M, LORENZI M, & TEDESCHINI-LALLI LAURA (2011). On the Persistence of Form in Art and Architecture: Catenaries, Sinusoids and Helicoids. APLIMAT - JOURNAL OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS, 4(4), 101-112.
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