Beautiful Geometry

An exquisite visual celebration of the 2,500-year history of geometry


Jan 19, 2014
66 color illus. 64 line illus.
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If you’ve ever thought that mathematics and art don’t mix, this stunning visual history of geometry will change your mind. As much a work of art as a book about mathematics, Beautiful Geometry presents more than sixty exquisite color plates illustrating a wide range of geometric patterns and theorems, accompanied by brief accounts of the fascinating history and people behind each. With artwork by Swiss artist Eugen Jost and text by math historian Eli Maor, this unique celebration of geometry covers numerous subjects, from straightedge-and-compass constructions to intriguing configurations involving infinity. The result is a delightful and informative illustrated tour through the 2,500-year-old history of one of the most important branches of mathematics.

Awards and Recognition

  • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers