Number 9 tells the story of Enjil, a boy mathematician who is challenged by a spirit to solve the riddle, What is the fixed point of the wind? As Enjil searches for the answer, he and the reader embark on a journey through myth, legend, and religion. Enjil s adventures lead readers to an appreciation of symmetry within asymmetry, classical ideas, and modern impulses. Along the way Balmond redefines arithmetic for the lay person and opens the gateway to further discoveries.
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About the Author
Cecil Balmond collaborates with architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Toyo Ito, and Daniel Libeskind and carries out his own research and design projects through Arup's Advanced Geometry Unit. He has received numerous awards for his work, and has taught at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and the Yale School of Architecture. He is currently Deputy Chairman of Ove Arup and Partners Limited and Cret Professor of Architecture at PennDesign at the University of Pennsylvania.
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This was really fascinating even for those like me who are not complete ma thematic geniuses. It made me appreciate the number 9 a whole lot more