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  1. Artlandia - Software for Programmable Creative Graphic Design - Artlandia, Inc.
    A Mathematica-based application for artistic interpretation of data and creating mathematical and algorithmic art. The software provides a selection of tools for constructing geometrical objects from numerical arrays, distributing geometric shapes over the plane, and making and manipulating lattices and wallpaper patterns, as well as performing graphics operations and transformations. There are artificial intelligence algorithms for "automatic" generation of attractive patterns and utilities that keep them from looking as though they were made by a computer. The site includes a graphics gallery and display of user art. Artlandia requires Mathematica 3.0 or higher and is available for all platforms that run Mathematica. The student version can be purchased at a discount; see also Artlandia's free interactive program, Kaleidoscope. more>>

  2. Geometry through Art - Norman Shapiro
    Lesson ideas, facilitation suggestions, lists of materials needed, and handouts to photocopy. Norman Shapiro focuses on the student as investigator, learning through doing, and using perception to stimulate the motivation for more developed concepts and language. Art is one of the intrinsically interesting applications of geometry and these pages provide a wonderful way in to this topic for children and adults alike. See also Shapiro's own site. more>>

  3. Mathematical Art on Display - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    "Mathematical art" usually conjures up one name, Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher (1898-1972). Some might add the names of Piet Mondriaan (1872-1944), Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Victor Vasarely, or Frank Stella. But the realm of mathematical art is far wider and more diverse. For those in New York City, the Art & Mathematics 2000 exhibit offers a rich sampling of artworks inspired by mathematics, ranging from the gracefully curved sculptures of Brent Collins and tensegrity structures of Kenneth Snelson to the playful polyhedra of George Hart and the wavy painted grids of Doug Pedens. more>>

  4. Mathematics and Art - perspective - MacTutor Math History Archives
    Linked essay on some of the interactions between mathematics and art in western culture. With references and other related web sites. more>>

  5. Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets - The Textile Museum/Math Forum
    In this online exhibit, the study of symmetry is used to analyze patterns in Oriental carpets. A joint project of The Textile Museum and The Math Forum. more>>

  6. Tour: M.C. Escher - Life and Work - National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
    A tour of four virtual rooms devoted to the art of M. C. Escher. For each graphic a larger picture with accompanying commentary is available by clicking on a small picture. The gallery has more than 400 works by Escher with many images available on-line. more>>

  7. Viewpoints - Dr. Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College; and Marc Frantz, Indiana University - Bloomington
    VIEWPOINTS is a series of workshops for college and high school instructors on the connections between mathematics and art, and the power of those connections to add interest and excitement to the presentation of either subject. Lessons available in PDF format include an Introduction to Perspective and Space Coordinates; Perspective by the Numbers; Vanishing Points and Looking at Art; Rectangles in One-Point Perspective; Anamorphic Art; Fractal Geometry; and Perspective Super-Problems. Read schedules of their annual workshops. more>>

  8. Visual Mathematics (VisMath): Art and Science Electronic Journal of ISIS-Symmetry - Nagy, Jablan
    The electronic journal of ISIS-Symmetry (International Society for Interdisciplinary Studies of Symmetry), published by the Mathematical Institute, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Papers, conferences, the Nexus Network Journal of Architecture and Mathematics On-line, and links to related sites. See, in particular, the pages of Math Art and exhibitions. Eds.: Denes Nagy, Tsukuba University, Japan, and Slavik Jablan, Mathematical Institute, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. more>>

  9. World of Escher - World of Escher, Inc.
    The world of M. C. Escher (1898-1972), the famous Dutch graphic artist most recognized for spatial illusions, impossible buildings, repeating geometric patterns (tessellations), and his incredible techniques in woodcutting and lithography. This site offers readings on Escher, a tessellation contest, a gallery of Escher-inspired pictures, licensed Escher merchandise from a gift shop on the Web, and ideas and readings about Sir Roger Penrose and his mathematically based puzzles. more>>


 
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  1. 3-D Drawing and Geometry - Cathi Sanders
    A Math Forum Summer 1998 Institute project that uses examples of paintings, architecture, etc. to analyze different types of 3-D drawings, and teaches students how to create them. Careers in 3-D drawing that use these techniques, from architecture to ...more>>

  2. The Absentminded Artist's Fractal Art Parade - Douglas R. Cootey
    Fractal images treated as a photographer would treat a landscape, incorporating design and color composition into each piece. Images were made with Fractal eXtreme, Ultra Fractal, FractalPro, Lyapunovia, and Mand2000. ...more>>

  3. Affiches dans le métro - Centre de recherches mathématiques
    Campagne d'affiches dans le métro de Montréal (celebration de l'Année mondiale des mathématiques). Voyez aussi la série d'affiches de Stéphane Durand, qui a remporté le premier prix du concours international ...more>>

  4. Alex Bateman's Origami Page
    Models by Alex Bateman, Dino Andreozzi, Nick Robinson, and a duck by Edwin Corrie. Includes directions for folding some origami tessellations: square dance, honeycomb, linked circles. Spirals based on Voderberg's tilings, tessellations based on 6.3.6.3 ...more>>

  5. Algorithmic Art - Fractal Art Gallery - Manfred W. Rupp
    Unusual fractals with nonstandard algorithms - geometric patterns made using FRACTINT that rely on mathematical models. ...more>>

  6. Algorithmic Image Gallery - Giuseppe Zito
    Each picture is the door of a room in the gallery, composed by taking a pixel for each picture in the room. All the pictures in a room are produced by the same algorithm, changing only one or more parameters. Click inside the door and you will get the ...more>>

  7. Amsterdam Tessellation Projects - M. Hos-McGrane
    Student tessellations created using the software program Tesselmania, inspired by a class trip to the Escher Exhibition in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ...more>>

  8. Animals & Art - M. Crook
    A gallery of fractal images created using Ultra Fractal. ...more>>

  9. Arabesco - Hasan Isawi
    Freehand designs elaborated with Autocad and Photoshop to create arabesque images. Site is in Italian. ...more>>

  10. Archimedes - Chris Rorres, Drexel University
    A collection of information on Archimedes' life and achievements, complete with historical quotes, illustrations, and animations. The site covers Archimedes' inventions and accomplishments: Archimedes' Claw, Burning Mirrors, the Golden Crown, the Archimedes ...more>>

  11. Art and Mathematics - Math Forum, Ask Dr. Math Common Question
    A selection of answers to questions about art and mathematics, such as "Do you know ways that art can be linked to mathematics?" ...more>>

  12. artchives / artists / MATH - SunSITE
    The SunSITE Mathematical Art Gallery from the SITO Artchives - images by math artists (under copyright). Fractals and many other kinds of images; with biographies of the artists. ...more>>

  13. Arte Matemática - TV Cultura
    Introducões, entrevistas, e programas sobre geometria, números, simetria, perspectiva, tempo, espaço, ritmo, beleza, ordem, caos, o número de ouro, Pítagoras, e mais. Com biografías curtas de autores e artistas. ...more>>

  14. An Artist's Timely Riddles - Ivars Peterson - Science News Online
    The late 19th and early 20th centuries were a time of great popular interest in visualizing a fourth spatial dimension - a concept that appeared to offer painters and sculptors, in particular, an avenue of escape from conventional representation. Moreover, ...more>>

  15. Artlandia Kaleidoscope - Artlandia, Inc.
    A fully interactive program based on and available free with the purchase of the software program Artlandia (requires Mathematica 3.0 or higher; available for all platforms that run Mathematica). It is as easy to use as an ordinary kaleidoscope - create ...more>>

  16. The Art of Fractals - Joseph Trotsky; Artis Fractal Gallery
    An online fractal exhibition with images grouped into the themes Paintings, Legends and Fairy Tales, Places, Flowers, Foliage, Trees and Forest, Fauna, Landscapes, Classic, Geometric, Marine, Mystic, and Zodiac. ...more>>

  17. The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective - Joseph W. Dauben, McMurry University
    A hypermedia essay devoted to the genius of Galileo and the relation between his role in the Scientific Revolution and the equally remarkable achievements of Renaissance artists reflected, in part, in the discovery and application of mathematical perpective. ...more>>

  18. Art of the Grid - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    The idea of transferring information from one grid to another has a long history inboth mathematics and art. When the blank grid differs from the original grid, a drawing can suffer intriguing distortions. In art, the result is sometimes called an anamorphic ...more>>

  19. Art of the Tetrahedron - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    "Any four points in space that are not all on the same plane mark the corners of four triangles. The triangles in turn are the faces of a tetrahedron. It's the simplest of all polyhedra--solids bounded by polygons... To sculptor Arthur Silverman of New ...more>>

  20. Atlantis Puzzles & Games - Karl Scherer
    Puzzles and games for sale; puzzle books (A Puzzling Journey To The Reptiles And Related Animals; NUTTS And Other Crackers; New Mosaics - A Book On Tilings); Fractal computer art; brain teasers (A-Maze; Globetrotter). Also ALIVE, a WINDOWS version of ...more>>

  21. The Aztec Calendar: Math, Geometry, and Design - Charles William Johnson
    A site that explores the relation between the mathematics of ancient reckoning systems, expressed in historically significant numbers (cited in the historical record), and designs within the geometry of ancient artwork. The complexity of design within ...more>>

  22. Between the Folds - Corporation for Public Broadcasting
    Exploring the science, art, creativity, and ingenuity of origami, Between the Folds chronicles the stories of ten leading paperfolders and their works of art. The game "Match the Folds" presents three finished works of origami alongside the fold pattern ...more>>

  23. Biography of M. C. Escher - Thames and Hudson's Escher Interactive
    A biography of the well-known, early 20th century artist. Escher's work is famous today for the imaginary worlds he created. He combined bizarre creatures and spatial illusions with craftsmanship and love of detail. Born in Holland in 1898, the son of ...more>>

  24. BitArt - Robert J. Krawczyk
    Illustrated introductions to spirolaterals and strange attractors. See a self-running demonstration of a variety of spirolaterals, or generate one of your own and see all the reversals. The link of current exhibits lists installations showing strange ...more>>

  25. Boy's Surface (Student Sculpture) - Pau Atela, Smith College
    A mathematical sculpture constructed by students at Smith College for an undergraduate course in the spring 2000 semester. The students worked with formulas and computer calculations to construct and weld a 6'7" x 6'7" metal sculpture reproducing Boy’s ...more>>

  26. Breaking the Light Barrier - Michael H. Walker
    Galleries of fractal images: Flarium 1, Inkblot 1, etc. ...more>>

  27. The Bridges Organization: art and mathematics - George W. Hart, Webmaster
    The Bridges Organization oversees an annual conference on connections between art and mathematics. The site's virtual museum shows sculpture, paintings, drawings, digital prints, textiles, origami and other paper-foldings created by mathematicians and ...more>>

  28. Brighten's Fractals Page - Brighten Godfrey
    Investigate "Just Another Fractal Generator," a Java applet to make Iterated Function System (IFS) fractals based on triangles, or view a gallery of images created using the program. ...more>>

  29. Build a Recreation Center Using Geometry - Gwen Neuberger, Community High School, West Chicago, IL
    "Our geometry class is being asked to design a recreation center for the children of West Chicago. Money is no object. The class will be divided into groups of approximately four students." The site includes a lesson plan and scenario, as well as pages ...more>>

  30. Calendrical Calculations - Nachum Dershowitz and Edward M. Reingold
    A book about the algorithms used to calculate different calendars (Gregorian, Julian, Mayan, Hebrew, Persian, and more.) The preface, table of contents, index, and a sample chapter are available in PDF and PostScript formats. Other book resources include ...more>>

  31. Centre for the Popularisation of Mathematics - Ronnie Brown, School of Mathematics, University of Wales, Bangor
    The Centre's goal is to present Mathematics to as wide as possible an audience, and to give an impression for mathematics of its objects of study, methodology, successes and applications, enjoyment, and the wider context. Includes the WWW version of the ...more>>

  32. Chaoscope - Nicolas Desprez
    Software to render 3D strange attractors such as IFS, Julia, Lorenz, and pickover. Browse the gallery, participate in the monthly contest, check the freeware's manual, learn from tutorials. Also available at http://www.btinternet.com/~ndesprez/. ...more>>

  33. The Chaos Metalink - Industrial Street Productions
    A site designed as an ongoing resource for all those interested in Chaos science and things fractal. This site is sponsored by Images of Chaos, an Artwork for Television and Industrial Street Productions as a service to the Chaos community. Featured Sites; ...more>>

  34. Christmas With The Polyiamonds Puzzle Family - Jos H. Hindriks
    Polyiamonds share their general principles with Pentominoes, except that their basic 'cell' is the sixty-degree triangle instead of the square. The term 'Polyiamonds', derived from the word 'diamond', was introduced in 1961 by T.H. O'Beirne. Hexiamonds, ...more>>

  35. Computational Geometry - Joseph O'Rourke
    Computational Geometry is concerned with designing algorithms and computer programs to perform geometric computations. A need for such computations arises in many fields: computer graphics, robotics, pattern recognition, geography, manufacturing, etc. ...more>>

  36. Computer Art and Tessellations - Hans Kuiper
    A site about tessellations (tiles, tessels or regular patterns), infinity pictures, optical art, Islamic art, optical illusions, auto stereograms, company logos, quilt patterns and palindromes. Figures, patterns, textures and wallpaper drawings inspired ...more>>

  37. Computer Generated Art Gallery - Tom Ellis
    Original computer-generated fractal images. Mandelbrot Sets; Mandelbrot zoom rendered onto a sphere. ...more>>

  38. Computer Generated Islamic Star Patterns - Craig S. Kaplan
    Islamic star patterns are a beautiful and highly geometric art form whose original design techniques are lost in history. This site describe one procedure for constructing them based on placing radially-symmetric motifs in a formation dictated by a tiling ...more>>

  39. Co-op City - Peter Barricelli
    A classroom project involving the construction of scale models of buildings and towns. In addition to teaching ratio and proportion, the process introduces the students to blueprint and CAD (Computer Aided Design) programs. ...more>>

  40. Crashing Waves, Awesome Explosions, Turbulent Smoke and Beyond: Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing in the Visual Effects Industry [PDF document] - Aleka McAdams, Stanley Osher, and Joseph Teran
    The May 2010 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society includes a PDF article (1.3M) entitled "Crashing Waves, Awesome Explosions, Turbulent Smoke, and Beyond: Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing in the Visual Effects Industry." ...more>>

  41. Crystals: Crystallography & Systems - Suzanne Alejandre
    A Math Forum Web Unit. Students studying polyhedra enjoy seeing the structures as they occur in the real world. Crystalline structures can be categorized into seven crystal systems: see photographs of beautiful crystals or make paper models of crystals ...more>>

  42. Culturally Situated Design Tools: Teaching Math through Culture - Ron Eglash
    Java for creating your own Mangbetu design, cornrow curves, graffiti, bead looms, SimShoBan, Yupik star navigator, Yupik parka patterns, Pre-Columbian pyramids, and rhythm wheels -- and learning the mathematics behind them. Organized into African, African ...more>>

  43. Curricula, Lessons, and Activities - ARTSEDGE
    Annotated links on the Internet and additional offline resources highlighting lessons that interrelate the study of math with the arts. Organized into online curriculum, and related online resources of primary resources and indices. ...more>>

  44. Daina Taimina
    Hyperbolic crochet, talks, publications, and other resources from the mathematician and fiber artist. See and read more about Taimina's fiber sculptures by visiting her artwork and blog. Books by this adjunct associate professor in the Department of Mathematics ...more>>

  45. Dancing with Mathematics: Mathematics Related to Contra Dancing - Larry Copes
    The mathematics of contra dancing. The essay has three sections -- What's contra dancing? What mathematics is in contra dancing? and More abstractly -- and links to figures illustrating contra dance symmetries and geometric transformations. ...more>>

  46. Delta Blocks - Hop David
    A way to model different 3-D tessellations and a tool for studying geometry, crystallography, and polyhedra. Delta blocks were inspired by M. C. Escher's print "Flatworms," which he said demonstrates that one can build a house not only with the usual ...more>>

  47. Design Ideas - Julie Coghill
    A series of articles that discuss quilt design using proportion, asymmetry, and Pythagorean triples. ...more>>

  48. Designs with Circles - Suzanne Alejandre
    A Math Forum Web Unit. Includes some background on circles in Islamic cultures, and an activity exploring the geometry involved in some circle designs. ...more>>

  49. Diario Fractal - Today´s Fractal - Juan Pablo Braña
    A site from Buenos Aires, in English and Spanish, with a different fractal art image every day and archived galleries of past images. ...more>>

  50. Discovering the Art of Mathematic - Fleron, Julian, et al.
    Resources to help mathematics faculty teach the subject to liberal arts and humanities undergraduates by actively involving them in authentic mathematical experiences that "provide meaningful cognitive and metacognitive gains, and nurture healthy and ...more>>


 
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