Beautiful Geometry

Beautiful Geometry

Book - 2014
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"If you've ever thought that mathematics and art don't mix, this stunning visual history of geometry will change your mind. As much a work of art as a book about mathematics, Beautiful Geometry presents more than sixty exquisite color plates illustrating a wide range of geometric patterns and theorems, accompanied by brief accounts of the fascinating history and people behind each. With artwork by Swiss artist Eugen Jost and text by acclaimed math historian Eli Maor, this unique celebration of geometry covers numerous subjects, from straightedge-and-compass constructions to intriguing configurations involving infinity. The result is a delightful and informative illustrated tour through the 2,500-year-old history of one of the most important and beautiful branches of mathematics."--Jacket.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780691150994
0691150990
Branch Call Number: 516 M2969b 2014
Characteristics: x, 187 pages : illlustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Jost, Eugen 1950-

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