The Resource The seduction of curves : the lines of beauty that connect mathematics, art, and the nude, Allan McRobie ; with photography by Helena Weightman

The seduction of curves : the lines of beauty that connect mathematics, art, and the nude, Allan McRobie ; with photography by Helena Weightman

Label
The seduction of curves : the lines of beauty that connect mathematics, art, and the nude
Title
The seduction of curves
Title remainder
the lines of beauty that connect mathematics, art, and the nude
Statement of responsibility
Allan McRobie ; with photography by Helena Weightman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this large-format book, lavishly illustrated in color throughout, Allan McRobie takes the reader on an alluring exploration of the beautiful curves that shape our world--from our bodies to Salvador Dalí's paintings and the space-time fabric of the universe itself. The book focuses on seven curves--the fold, cusp, swallowtail, and butterfly, plus the hyperbolic, elliptical, and parabolic "umbilics"--and describes the surprising origins of their taxonomy in the catastrophe theory of mathematician René Thom
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McRobie, Allan
Dewey number
516/.152
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA483
LC item number
.M37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Weightman, Helena
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curves
  • Curves in engineering
  • Geometry, Plane
  • Shapes
  • Form (Aesthetics)
Label
The seduction of curves : the lines of beauty that connect mathematics, art, and the nude, Allan McRobie ; with photography by Helena Weightman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Butterfly
  • 6.
  • The Wigwam
  • 7.
  • Lips, Beaks, Gull, Goose
  • 8.
  • The Persistence of Cusps
  • 9.
  • Moiré and Dupin
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Umbilics
  • 11.
  • Catastrophe Optics
  • 12.
  • The Rainbow
  • 13.
  • Gravitational Lenses
  • 14.
  • Stability
  • The Alphabet of Beautiful Curves
  • 15.
  • Morphogenesis
  • 16.
  • Gabo
  • 17.
  • The Pregnance of Curves
  • 18.
  • Thom
  • 19.
  • Dalí
  • 2.
  • The Fold
  • 3.
  • The Cusp
  • 4.
  • The Swallowtail
Control code
ocn960641915
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780691175331
Lccn
2016046344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027485049
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)960641915
Label
The seduction of curves : the lines of beauty that connect mathematics, art, and the nude, Allan McRobie ; with photography by Helena Weightman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Butterfly
  • 6.
  • The Wigwam
  • 7.
  • Lips, Beaks, Gull, Goose
  • 8.
  • The Persistence of Cusps
  • 9.
  • Moiré and Dupin
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • The Umbilics
  • 11.
  • Catastrophe Optics
  • 12.
  • The Rainbow
  • 13.
  • Gravitational Lenses
  • 14.
  • Stability
  • The Alphabet of Beautiful Curves
  • 15.
  • Morphogenesis
  • 16.
  • Gabo
  • 17.
  • The Pregnance of Curves
  • 18.
  • Thom
  • 19.
  • Dalí
  • 2.
  • The Fold
  • 3.
  • The Cusp
  • 4.
  • The Swallowtail
Control code
ocn960641915
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9780691175331
Lccn
2016046344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027485049
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)960641915

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