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100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts

John D. Barrow


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PUBLISHED: 13th November 2014
ISBN: 9781847922311
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What can maths tell us about art and design? He takes us on a 100-step tour, guiding us through art forms as various as sculpture, literature, architecture and dance, and reveals what maths can tell us about the mysteries of the worlds of art and design.
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  • Hardcover
    $29.88
PUBLISHED: 13th November 2014
ISBN: 9781847922311
ANNOTATION:
What can maths tell us about art and design? He takes us on a 100-step tour, guiding us through art forms as various as sculpture, literature, architecture and dance, and reveals what maths can tell us about the mysteries of the worlds of art and design.

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What can maths tell us about art and design? He takes us on a 100-step tour, guiding us through art forms as various as sculpture, literature, architecture and dance, and reveals what maths can tell us about the mysteries of the worlds of art and design.

Publisher Description

What can maths tell us about art and design?Professor John D. Barrow has all the answers. In 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts, he shows us that mathematics and the arts are not so far removed from each other. He takes us on a 100-step tour, guiding us through art forms as various as sculpture, literature, architecture and dance, and reveals what maths can tell us about the mysteries of the worlds of art and design.We find out why diamonds sparkle, how many words Shakespeare knew and why the shower is the best place to sing. We discover why an egg is egg-shaped, why Charles Dickens crusaded against maths and how a soprano can shatter a wine glass without touching it... Enlivening the everyday with a new way of looking at the world, this book will enrich your understanding of the maths and art that surround us in our day-to-day lives.

Author Biography

John D. Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University, Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and formerly Professor of both Geometry and Astronomy at Gresham College, London. His previous books include The Book of Nothing, The Constants of Nature, The Infinite Book, Cosmic Imagery, the bestselling 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know, The Book of Universes, and, most recently, 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Sport.

Review

"We are invited to rethink how we see, or hear, the world around us, and to appreciate how simple maths can illuminate creativity" -- Adrian Read Independent "Maths and the arts are often thought to be poles apart, but this shows how intertwined they are and how numbers and calculations are vital to our everyday lives without us realising" -- Gill Oliver UK Press Syndication "This is an artistic feast" Good Book Guide

Product Details

Author
John D. Barrow
Pages
320
Year
2014
ISBN-10
1847922317
ISBN-13
9781847922311
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2014-11-13
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Publisher
Vintage Publishing