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Math And The Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci

Bülent Atalay.
Item #: D03320
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 352 / 2014
Publisher: Smithsonian
ISBN: 9781588344939
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One of history's true geniuses, Leonardo da Vinci was equally brilliant as an artist and scientist. Picking up where The Da Vinci Code left off, physicist and artist Bülent Atalay examines the science and mathematics that underlie Leonardo's work, paying special attention to the proportions, patterns, shapes, and symmetries that scientists and mathematicians have also identified in nature. Following Leonardo's own unique model, Atalay searches for the internal dynamics of art and science, revealing to us the deep unity of the two cultures. Providing an overview of the development of science, Atalay also offers a fascinating view into Leonardo's restless intellect, allowing us to see the source of his ideas and to appreciate his art from a new perspective.

 

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