pure mathematics

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pure mathematics

[′pyu̇r ‚math·ə′mad·iks]
(mathematics)
The intrinsic study of mathematical structures, with no consideration given as to the utility of the results for practical purposes.
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Pattern, symmetry, and abstract geometry suggest an ideal perfection; but Martin violates her own evocations of order.
Inspired by Japanese temple architecture, Tange's abstract geometry synthesized contemporary and traditional influences.
The geometrically grounded realism of his work, and the colors of the abstract spectrum suggest the theoretical and practical poles that merge in LeWitt's own work: the use of a formula as the basis for each drawing; the "realistic" treatment of abstract geometry (which as LeWitt's work developed became a matter of "sensationalizing" and giving "body" to geometrical form by means of color, variously toned, from very bright to sultry); and the execution of the formulas (the concept) by assistants.