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Visual Art and Mathematics: The Moebius Band

Michele Emmer
Leonardo
Vol. 13, No. 2 (Spring, 1980), pp. 108-111
Published by: The MIT Press
DOI: 10.2307/1577979
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1577979
Page Count: 4
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Abstract

The author discusses a topological form invented by A. F. Moebius and arrived at independently by the visual artist Max Bill. He describes briefly the mathematical properties of the Moebius band and its use in the works of several other artists. He points out that since the Renaissance few artists have been concerned with the relationships between mathematics and other manifestations of the human spirit.

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