Synopses & Reviews
This truly unique new title should appeal to both mathematicians and mathematics educators. It should also find a small market among professional and reference book buyers: mathematical professionals with interest in travel, art, architecture. The title is intended for math students who are interested in art, or art students with an interest (or requirement) in mathematics, or professionals with interest in mathematics and art. Geometry concepts are introduced by analyzing well known buildings and works of art. The book is packaged with an access code which allows the reader into a protected site, which will contain most of the fine art from the book in full color as well as teaching resources. The text appeals both to mathematicians and to artists and will generally be used in courses that bridge the two subjects.
Table of Contents
Music of the Spheres.- The Golden Ratio.- The Triangle.- Ad Quadratum and the Sacred Cut.- Polygons, Tilings, and Sacred Geometry.- The Circle.- Circular Designs in Architecture.- Squaring the Circle.- The Ellipse and the Spiral.- The Solids.- The Sphere and Celestial Themes in Art & Architecture.- Brunelleschi's Peepshow and the Origins of Perspective.- Fractals.- Appendices.- General Index.