Bridges 2011 Short Paper

Geometric Forms that Persist in Art and Architecture
Elisa Conversano, Mauro Francaviglia, Marcella Giulia Lorenzi and Laura Tedeschini Lalli
(Proceedings pages 463–466)


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.