Platonic & Archimedean Solids

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Apr 1, 2002 - Mathematics - 58 pages
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Whereas Sacred Geometry introduced readers to two-dimensional forms, Platonic & Archimedean Solids presents the world of three dimensions, which was understood as early as neolithic time. Daud Sutton elegantly explores the eighteen forms-from the cube to the octahedron and icosidodecahedron-that are the universal building blocks of three-dimensional space, and shows the fascinating relationships between them. For anyone interested in design, architecture, and mathematics, this will be a delight.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Short Proof
14
The Kepler Polyhedra
28
Four Explosions
42
Expansions and Formulas
55
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Daud Sutton is director of the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation's design studio Editio Electrum, specializing in the fine reproduction of carpet pages from ancient manuscripts. He lives in England.

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