By Eli Maor, Eugen Jost
If you've ever inspiration that arithmetic and artwork don't combine, this attractive visible heritage of geometry will switch your brain. As a lot a piece of paintings as a e-book approximately arithmetic, Beautiful Geometry offers greater than sixty beautiful colour plates illustrating a variety of geometric styles and theorems, observed by way of short bills of the interesting heritage and other people in the back of every one. With paintings via Swiss artist Eugen Jost and textual content via acclaimed math historian Eli Maor, this distinctive occasion of geometry covers various matters, from straightedge-and-compass structures to fascinating configurations concerning infinity. the result's a pleasant and informative illustrated journey in the course of the 2,500-year-old historical past of 1 of crucial and gorgeous branches of arithmetic.
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Beautiful Geometry by Eli Maor, Eugen Jost