Platonic and Archimedean Solids -

Platonic and Archimedean Solids

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What sort of things happen when space crystallises? Why were primordial sages fascinated with five simple forms? Does the three-dimensional jigsaw fit simply together? If so how? Find out about one of the languages spoken throughout the universe! An understanding of the Platonic Solids, and their close cousins, the Archimedean Solids has long been required of students seeking entry into ancient wizdom schools. This book, illustrated by the author, is a beautiful introduction to three-dimensional mathemagical space. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Product code: 9781904263395

ISBN 9781904263395
Publisher Wooden Books
No. Of Pages 64
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H125xW155
With hand-drawn woodcut-style images, this primer on three-dimensional space takes the reader on a journey into the world of the regular solids, with reference to Plato, Kepler and other famous figures from history who were obsessed with these forms. With detailed appendices, this is a book for specialists and amateurs alike.