To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite (Princeton Paperbacks)

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"Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates." --Los Angeles Times


"Fascinating and enjoyable . . . [P]laces the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics." --Science

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In this title, Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind - from the 'horror infiniti' of the Greeks to the works of M.C. Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinite universe led to his death at the hands of the Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician's fascination with infinity - a fascination mingled with puzzlement. "Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates". ("Los Angeles Times"). "[Eli Maor's] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama". ("Choice"). "Fascinating and enjoyable...places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics". ("Science").

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Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 236 x 163 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind--from the horror infiniti of the Greeks to the works of M. C. Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinite universe led to his death at the hands of the Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician s fascination with infinity--a fascination mingled with puzzlement. Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates. --Los Angeles Times [Eli Maor s] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama. --Choice Fascinating and enjoyable.places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics. --Science. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780691025117

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Descripción Princeton University Press, United States, 1991. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 236 x 163 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind--from the horror infiniti of the Greeks to the works of M. C. Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinite universe led to his death at the hands of the Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician s fascination with infinity--a fascination mingled with puzzlement. Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates. --Los Angeles Times [Eli Maor s] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama. --Choice Fascinating and enjoyable.places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics. --Science. Nº de ref. de la librería AAU9780691025117

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Descripción Princeton University Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite, Eli Maor, Eli Maor examines the role of infinity in mathematics and geometry and its cultural impact on the arts and sciences. He evokes the profound intellectual impact the infinite has exercised on the human mind--from the "horror infiniti" of the Greeks to the works of M. C. Escher; from the ornamental designs of the Moslems, to the sage Giordano Bruno, whose belief in an infinite universe led to his death at the hands of the Inquisition. But above all, the book describes the mathematician's fascination with infinity--a fascination mingled with puzzlement. "Maor explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and in art and argues that this is the point of contact between the two, best exemplified by the work of the Dutch artist M. C. Escher, six of whose works are shown here in beautiful color plates."--Los Angeles Times "[Eli Maor's] enthusiasm for the topic carries the reader through a rich panorama."--Choice "Fascinating and enjoyable.places the ideas of infinity in a cultural context and shows how they have been espoused and molded by mathematics."--Science. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780691025117

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