Geometric Forms that Persist in Art and Architecture

Elisa Conversano, Mauro Francaviglia, Marcella Giulia Lorenzi and Laura Tedeschini Lalli
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 463–466 Short Papers


Our mind tends to recognize shapes and forms in the world. Geometric shapes persist in Art and Architecture from Prehistory to Modern Age. Here we discuss some examples of this ``persistence'' (sinusoids, catenaries, helicoids). Examples are chosen from Mesopotamian, Gothic, Islamic, Baroque and Modern Art and Architecture.