Fragments of Infinity

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A visual journey to the intersection of math and imagination, guided by an award-winning authorMathematics is right brain work, art left brain, right? Not so. This intriguing book shows how intertwined the disciplines are. Portraying the work of man…

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    Om Fragments of Infinity

    A visual journey to the intersection of math and imagination, guided by an award-winning authorMathematics is right brain work, art left brain, right? Not so. This intriguing book shows how intertwined the disciplines are. Portraying the work of many contemporary artists in media from metals to glass to snow, Fragments of Infinity draws us into the mysteries of one-sided surfaces, four- dimensional spaces, self-similar structures, and other bizarre or seemingly impossible features of modern mathematics as they are given visible expression. Featuring more than 250 beautiful illustrations and photographs of artworks ranging from sculptures both massive and minute to elaborate geometric tapestries and mosaics of startling complexity, this is an enthralling exploration of abstract shapes, space, and time made tangible.Ivars Peterson (Washington, DC) is the mathematics writer and online editor of Science News and the author of The Jungles of Randomness (Wiley: 0-471-16449-6), as well as four previous trade books.

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    Format
    E-Bok
    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2008
    Forlag
    Turner Publishing Company
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780470341124
    Sider
    240

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