Beautiful Geometry

Beautiful Geometry

by Eli Maor, Eugen Jost

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An exquisite visual celebration of the 2,500-year history of geometry

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 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 branches of mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691175881
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 596,699
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Eli Maor is the author of To Infinity and Beyond, e: The Story of a Number, Trigonometric Delights, Venus in Transit, and The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History (all Princeton) and has taught the history of mathematics at Loyola University Chicago. Eugen Jost is a well-known Swiss artist whose work is strongly influenced by mathematics.

Table of Contents

Prefaces ix
1.Thales of Miletus 1
2.Triangles of Equal Area 3
3.Quadrilaterals 6
4.Perfect Numbers and Triangular Numbers 9
5.The Pythagorean Theorem I

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"Beautiful Geometry teaches and delights with its marriage of art and mathematics. The lovely illustrations range from conversation starters to dazzling Proofs Without Words—clever diagrams that explain why something is true. A feast for the eye and mind."—Frank Farris, Santa Clara University

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