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The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art
Author: Linda Dalrymple Henderson

ISBN: 9780262582445
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 760
Published: 15 February 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 18.7 x 4.1
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The long-awaited new edition of a groundbreaking work on the impact of alternative concepts of space on modern art.

In this groundbreaking study, first published in 1983 and unavailable for over a decade, Linda Dalrymple Henderson demonstrates that two concepts of space beyond immediate perception -- the curved spaces of non-Euclidean geometry and, most important, a higher, fourth dimension of space -- were central to the development of modern art. The possibility of a spatial fourth dimension suggested that our world might be merely a shadow or section of a higher dimensional existence. That iconoclastic idea encouraged radical innovation by a variety of early twentieth-century artists, ranging from French Cubists, Italian Futurists, and Marcel Duchamp, to Max Weber, Kazimir Malevich, and the artists of De Stijl and Surrealism.

In an extensive new Reintroduction, Henderson surveys the impact of interest in higher dimensions of space in art and culture from the 1950s to 2000. Although largely eclipsed by relativity theory beginning in the 1920s, the spatia...

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