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Fragments of Infinity: A Kaleidoscope of Math and Art

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A book by Ivars Peterson

What do math equations look like when the numbers are translated into form and the form is rendered in, say, silk, or glass? In Fragments of Infinity: A Kaleidoscope of Math and Art, Ivars Peterson (The Jungles of Randomness), a writer and editor at … see full wiki

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Author: Ivars Peterson
Publisher: Wiley
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A great combination of art and mathematics

  • Oct 18, 2001
Mathematics and art have many things in common, something that practitioners of both often go to great lengths to refute. In this book, Ivars Peterson, one of the truly great practitioners of the art of popular mathematical writing, shows us how intertwined they really are. The sculptures that he describes and explains are truly astonishing. I looked at some of the photos for several minutes, seeing many different things, even though I was limited to the two dimensional projection. Without a doubt, the piece itself must be truly breathtaking.
Many popular mathematics books have delved into the synergy of math and art, but never to this extent or with this effectiveness. This is by far the best book I have ever seen in this area and I recommend it to my artist friends as well as those who practice math.

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