Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2018)

Knots as a Principle of Form in Modern Art and Architecture

Authors
Dmitri Kozlov
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Dmitri Kozlov
Available Online December 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.75How to use a DOI?
Keywords
knots; art; sculpture; architecture; mathematics; topology; surfaces
Abstract

The article reviews the origin and development of the theme of knots in the contemporary art and architecture of 20th and 21st centuries. Knots are known from the very origin of the human material culture and for many millennia have become not only convenient and perfect tools and instruments, but also an integral part of traditional arts and crafts. Today, artists, sculptors and architects turn to knots as an effective means of expressiveness and perception of unusual curvilinear forms generated by curved and closed lines in space. Because of their close connection with modern mathematics, knots become one of the leading directions in a new and quick-growing school of mathematical art (math-art). The newest applications of the knot principle in art and architecture include the kinematic form-finding structures proposed by the author, where the knots are used to build transformable surfaces of arbitrary shape.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Studies: Science, Experience, Education (ICASSEE 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
December 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-627-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icassee-18.2018.75How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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