Math and the Mona Lisa

Math and the Mona Lisa

The Art and Science of Leonardo Da Vinci

Book - 2004
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The genius of one of the greatest artists in history is explained in an analysis of the art and science contained within his work, such as his usage of the "golden ratio," the mathematical concept key to understanding the link between art and nature.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Books, c2004
ISBN: 9781588341716
Branch Call Number: 709.2 L5535a 2004
Characteristics: xix, 314 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm


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Aug 11, 2018

A book that focuses on two of the many facets of Leonardo (mathematician and engineer), Math and the Mona Lisa explores the “hidden” ratios behind some of the oeuvres that represent the apex of human intellectual, among them the pyramids of Egypt, renaissance and modern masterpieces, studies and treatises that shaped the sciences field.

The author opens with an exhaustive documentation of the mathematical rationale of Leonardo, and moves into more dense chapters about the magnificent accomplishments of people of high calibre like Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Einstein and other fundamental persons of modern science.

At the end, the reader would feel like it finished at force the tour to comprehend what is behind the origin and evolution of live: numbers, ratios, harmonics.


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