100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts: Volume 3: Arts by John D. Barrow

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts: Volume 3: Arts by John D. Barrow

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Shows us that mathematics and the arts are not so far removed from each other. This book 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? 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.

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SKU GOR006704061
Title 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts: Volume 3: Arts
Author By (author) John D. Barrow
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1847922317
ISBN 13 9781847922311
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR006704061
Title 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts: Volume 3: Arts
Author By (author) John D. Barrow
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Year Published 2014
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1847922317
ISBN 13 9781847922311
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.