Emmer, Michele 1945–

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Emmer, Michele 1945–


Born September 15, 1945, in Milan, Italy; son of Luciano (a filmmaker) and Tatiana Emmer; married Valeria Marchiafava (deceased); married Marcela Villarreal (a United Nations official), June 21, 2003; children: Matteo, Tommaso. Education: Attended school in Rome, Italy.


Office—Department of Mathematics, La Sapienza, University of Rome, Piazzale A. Moro, 00185 Rome, Italy. E-mail—[email protected]


Universitá Cá Foscari, Venice, Italy, professor, 1988-94; University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, professor, 1994—.


Bolle di sapone: un viaggio tra arte, scienza e fantasia, La nuova Italia (Florence, Italy), 1991.

(Editor) The Visual Mind: Art and Mathematics, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1993.

(Editor) Matematica e cultura 2000 (essays), Springer (New York, NY), 2000, translation by Emanuela Moreale published as Mathematics and Culture I, Springer (New York, NY), 2004.

(Editor) Matematica e cultura 2001 (essays), Springer (New York, NY), 2001.

(Editor, with Mirella Manaresi) Matematica, arte, tecnologia, cinema, Springer (Milan, Italy), 2002, translation published as Mathematics, Art, Technology, and Cinema, Springer (New York, NY), 2003.

(Editor, with Doris Schattschneider) M.S. Escher's Legacy: A Centennial Celebration, Springer (New York, NY), 2003.

Mathland: dal mondo piatto alle ipersuperfici, Testo & immagine (Turin, Italy), 2003, translation by Stephen Jackson published as Mathland: From Flatland to Hypersurfaces, Birkhäuser (Basel, Switzerland), 2004.

(Editor) The Visual Mind II, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2005.

(Editor) Matematica e cultura 2005 (essays), Springer (Milan, Italy), 2005.

Visibili armonie: arte, cinema, teatro e matematica, Bollati Boringhieri (Turin, Italy), 2006.

(Editor) Math and Culture IV (essays), Springer (New York, NY), 2006.

(Editor) Math and Culture V (essays), Springer (New York, NY), 2006.

Also creator of the video discs Flatland, released by Emmer Productions, 1998; and The Fantastic World of M.C. Escher, Atlas, 2004. Contributor to books, including Saffaro: le forme del pensiero, edited by Giovanni Maria Accame, Aspasia (Bologna, Italy), 2006.