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Platonic & Archimedean Solids

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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 th ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Walker & Company (first published August 1st 2001)
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I knew about the five Platonic solids, but never gave much thought to solids that used more than one regular polygon. I then wondered about the Soccer ball. What was it called? What class of solids? I learned it was called a truncated icosahedron and that it belonged to the Archimedean solids. And there are thirteen of them. This little book is a great intro to P & A solids and other kinds as well.
Really cool book if you are into geometry. Good layout and full of awesome information. In the back are unfolded polyhedra and such. Way cool for some of my art projects.
Who knew that my D&D dice had such an interesting back story. Except for the d10, which is not covered by this book. Screw you, d10.
Cute little book that outlines the properties of three dimensional platonic and archimedean solids with lovely illustrations.
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I read this but cannot claim to have completely grasped the concepts.
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