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# Mathematical Excursions to the World's Great Buildings

From the pyramids and the Parthenon to the Sydney Opera House and the Bilbao Guggenheim, this book takes readers on an eye-opening tour of the mathematics behind some of the world's most spectacular buildings. Beautifully illustrated, the book explores the milestones in elementary mathematics that enliven the understanding of these buildings and combines this with an
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Hardcover, 317 pages

Published
July 22nd 2012
by Princeton University Press
(first published June 10th 2012)

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However, that said, as a bibliophile, I know this book does have some value for the completist and that's why I gave it 3-stars. For instance, it has a very clear description of the math of the catenary which can be hard to find o ...more

Hahn takes us on a tour of these buildings; this book is a lesson on the history of architectural styles and art theory as ...more

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