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Research and Markets: Squaring the Circle: Geometry in Art and Architecture.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Squaring the Circle: Geometry in Art and Architecture" to their offering.

Geometry is a dynamic branch of mathematics that also serves as a creative tool for engineers, artists, and architects. Squaring the Circle: Geometry in Art and Architecture includes all the topics necessary for a solid foundation in geometry and explores the timeless influence of geometry on art and architecture. The text offers wide-ranging exercise sets and related projects that allow students to practice and master the mathematics presented. Each chapter introduces mathematical concepts geometrically and illustrates their nontraditional applications in art and architecture throughout the centuries. Appropriate for both basic mathematics courses and cross-discipline courses in mathematics and art, Squaring the Circle requires no previous mathematics.

Key Topics Covered:

* 1. Music of the Spheres.

* 2. The Golden Ratio.

* 3. The Triangle.

* 4. Ad Quadratum and the Sacred Cut.

* 5. Polygons, Tilings, and Sacred Geometry.

* 6. The Circle.

* 7. Circular Designs in Architecture.

* 8. Squaring the Circle.

* 9. The Ellipse and the Spiral.

* 10. The Solids.

* 11. The Sphere and Celestial Themes in Art and Architecture.

* 12. Brunelleschi's Peepshow and the Origins of Perspective.

* 13. Fractals.

* Index.

* Photo Credits.

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Date:Sep 29, 2010
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