Math and the Mona Lisa

Math and the Mona Lisa

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   Leonardo da Vinci was one of history&apos;s true geniuses, equally brilliant as an artist, scientist, and mathematician. Readers of <i>The Da Vinci Code</i> were given a glimpse of the mysterious connections between math, science, and Leonardo&apos;s art. <i>Math and the Mona Lisa</i> picks up where <i>The Da Vinci Code</i> left off, illuminating Leonardo&apos;s life and work to uncover connections that, until now, have been known only to scholars.<br><br>   Bülent Atalay, a distinguished scientist and artist, examines the science and mathematics that underlie Leonardo&apos;s work, paying special attention to the proportions, patterns, shapes, and symmetries that scientists and mathematicians have also identified in nature. Following Leonardo&apos;s own unique model, Atalay searches for the internal dynamics of art and science, revealing to us the deep unity of the two cultures. He provides a broad overview of the development of science from the dawn of civilization to today&apos;s quantum mechanics. From this base of information, Atalay offers a fascinating view into Leonardo&apos;s restless intellect and modus operandi, allowing us to see the source of his ideas and to appreciate his art from a new perspective.<br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
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  • Electronic book text | 211 pages
  • Smithsonian Books (DC)
  • United States
  • English
  • 1588343537
  • 9781588343536

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