Inversions

Inversions

by Scott Kim, Jef Raskin, Douglas R. Hofstadter
     
 

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Word Designs Demonstrate Symmetry
Introduce your students to the basic concepts of symmetry with more than 60 mind-boggling lettering designs by Scott Kim, whom Isaac Asimov called "the Escher of the alphabet."

Each word in Inversions exhibits striking geometrical symmetry. For instance, the word mirror is written with reflectional symmetry; symmetry reads

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Word Designs Demonstrate Symmetry
Introduce your students to the basic concepts of symmetry with more than 60 mind-boggling lettering designs by Scott Kim, whom Isaac Asimov called "the Escher of the alphabet."

Each word in Inversions exhibits striking geometrical symmetry. For instance, the word mirror is written with reflectional symmetry; symmetry reads the same upside down; and infinity spirals off to infinity.

The accompanying essays connect mathematics and symmetry with art, psychology, and music. One of the sections shows students how to create their own inversions.

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Booknews
A reprint of the McGraw-Hill edition published in 1981, with a new preface. Inversions are words that can be read right side up, upside down and every which way. This book represents the fruits of an imaginative design obsession. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559532808
Publisher:
Key Curriculum Press
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
125
Product dimensions:
0.28(w) x 11.00(h) x 8.25(d)

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