Maurice Princet

Maurice Princet

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Maurice Princet (1875 - October 23, 1973) was a French mathematician and actuary who played a role in the birth of cubism. He was an associate of Pablo Picasso, Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, Jean Metzinger, and Marcel Duchamp. He is known as "le math maticien du cubisme" ("the mathematician of cubism"). Princet is credited with introducing the work of Henri Poincar and the concept of the "fourth dimension" to the cubists at the Bateau-Lavoir. Princet brought to Picasso's attention a book by Esprit Jouffret, Trait l mentaire de g om trie quatre dimensions (Elementary Treatise on the Geometry of Four Dimensions, 1903), a popularization of Poincar 's Science and Hypothesis in which Jouffret described hypercubes and other complex polyhedra in four dimensions and projected them onto the two-dimensional page. Picasso's sketchbooks for Les Demoiselles d'Avignon illustrate Jouffret's influence on the artist's work.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135992406
  • 9786135992403