Eli Maor and Eugen Jost

This breathtaking visual history of geometry will challenge your preconceived notions about the compatibility of mathematics and art. Beautiful Geometry is both a piece of art and a book about mathematics. It features more than sixty magnificent color illustrations of various geometric patterns and theorems, along with short biographies of the individuals and fascinating histories behind each. This exceptional celebration of geometry covers a wide range of topics, from straightedge-and-compass constructions to interesting permutations involving infinity, with artwork by Swiss artist Eugen Jost and text by math historian Eli Maor. As a result, a fun and instructive illustrated journey through the 2,500-year history of one of the most significant fields of mathematics is produced.