Bridges 2011 Short Paper
Geometric Forms that Persist in Art and Architecture
(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.