(After Frenchman Pierre Bézier from Regie Renault)
A collection of formulae for describing curved lines (Bezier
curve) and surfaces (Bezier surface), first used in 1972 to
model automobile surfaces.
Curves and surfaces are defined by a set of "control points"
which can be moved interactively making Bezier curves and
surfaces convenient for interactive graphic design.
["Principles of interactive computer graphics", William
M. Newman, Graw-Hill].