Fragments of Infinity

Fragments of Infinity

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A visual journey to the intersection of math and imagination, guided by an award-winning author Mathematics 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.Chris K. Palmera#39;s Shadowfold Whirl Spools-Dodecagon Twists, made from pleated silk. aquot;There are a number of origami artists exploring this realm, really pushing its limits and seeing the kinds of patterns that can be made with that type ofanbsp;...

Title:Fragments of Infinity
Author:Ivars Peterson
Publisher:Wiley - 2001-09-19


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