Beautiful Geometry

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Beautiful Geometry by Eli Major and Eugen Jost

Synopsis: 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.

Published: January 2014 | ISBN-13: 978-0691150994

Mini-bio: Eli Major is the author of To Infinity and Beyonde: The Story of a NumberTrigonometric DelightsVenus in Transit, and The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History (all Princeton), and has taught the history of mathematics at Loyola University Chicago. – from Princeton University Press

Mini-bio: Eugen Jost is a Swiss artist whose work is strongly influenced by mathematics. – from Princeton University Press

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