By John D. Barrow

A desirable exploration of math’s connection to the arts.

At first look, the worlds of math and the humanities will possibly not appear like cozy friends. yet as mathematician John D. Barrow issues out, they've got a robust and average affinity—after all, math is the examine of all styles, and the area of the humanities is wealthy with development. Barrow whisks us via a hundred thought-provoking and sometimes whimsical intersections among math and lots of arts, from the golden ratios of Mondrian’s rectangles and the curious fractal-like nature of Pollock’s drip work to ballerinas’ gravity-defying leaps and the following new release of monkeys on typewriters tackling Shakespeare. For these people with our toes planted extra firmly at the flooring, Barrow additionally wields daily equations to bare what number guards are wanted in an artwork gallery or the place you might want to stand to examine sculptures. From song and drama to literature and the visible arts, Barrow’s witty and available observations are guaranteed to spark the imaginations of math nerds and paintings aficionados alike. eighty five illustrations

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