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Beautiful Geometry
by Eli Maor and Eugen Jost


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780691150994
  • ISBN-10: 0691150990
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publish Date: January 2014
  • Page Count: 187
  • Dimensions: 9.89 x 9.38 x 0.72 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.92 pounds


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Books > Mathematics > Geometry - General
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