Misha Gromov, Introduction aux mystères



Introduction aux Mystères, written and conceived by the Franco-Russian mathematician Misha Gromov, grew out of Misha Gromov’s Library of Mysteries, one of the iconic works in the 2011 exhibition Mathematics, A Beautiful Elsewhere held at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. This work was the brainchild of a unique collaboration between Misha Gromov and filmmaker/artist David Lynch to offer the general public a library of quotations from over thirty books by illustrious thinkers such as Archimedes, Descartes, Galileo, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

In this book, Misha Gromov takes this subjective anthology and explores it in greater depth. He establishes thematic connections between the different works, incorporates additional quotes from the thinkers as well as new observations of his own. Through this book, Misha Gromov, one of the most original and visionary thinkers of our time, invites readers to discover these seminal “opinions” that have influenced the history of humankind.

Misha Gromov, Introduction aux Mystères
Copublication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris/Actes Sud, Arles, 2012
Paperback, 10 x 19 cm, 136 pages and an 8-page section of color illustrations
Texts by Misha Gromov and excerpts from Archimedes, Aristotle, Claude Bernard, Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon, Georges Cuvier, Charles Darwin, Rene Descartes, Albert Einstein, Richard P. Feynman, Galileo, Alexander Grothendieck, Hermann von Helmholtz, Heraclitus, Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck,
Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier, Pierre de Maupertuis, Gregor Mendel, Isaac Newton, Blaise Pascal,
Linus Pauling, Plato, Henri Poincaré, Bernhard Riemann, Erwin Schrödinger, Alan Turing
and Alfred Russel Wallace
French version only
Distribution in France: Actes Sud, Arles
ISBN: 978-2-330-00736-2
Price: 17.50 euros

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