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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 Geometrypresents 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."Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers"Eli Maoris the author ofTo Infinity and Beyond,e: The Story of a Number,Trigonometric Delights,Venus in Transit, andThe Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History(all Princeton) and has taught the history of mathematics at Loyola University Chicago.Eugen Jostis a well-known Swiss artist whose work is strongly influenced by mathematics. A book that stimulates the mind as well as the eye. The combination of art and exposition was quite effective. The writing is accessible to most reasonably well-educated laypeople, and I imagine that many such people would derive considerable pleasure dipping into this attractive and interesting book. ---Mark Hunacek,MAA Reviews Eli Maor's lively writing benefits in equal parts from the geometry of ancient Greece and the eye-popping images conjured by artist Eugen Jost. ---Bill Cannon,Scientist's Bookshelf Graphic illustrations serve as both beautiful abstract art and helpful explanations in this overview of geometric theorems and patterns. [Beautifull≥b
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