Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Last Christmas delivery dates
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 19th December 2nd Class | 20th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Oliver Byrne. The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid (Hardback)
  • Oliver Byrne. The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid (Hardback)
zoom

Oliver Byrne. The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid (Hardback)

(editor)
£50.00
Hardback Published: 23/01/2020
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

Nearly a century before Mondrian made geometrical red, yellow, and blue lines famous, 19th-century mathematician Oliver Byrne employed the color scheme for his 1847 edition of Euclid's mathematical and geometric treatise Elements. Byrne's idea was to use color to make learning easier and "diffuse permanent knowledge." The result has been described as one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the 19th century.

The facsimile of Byrne's vivid publication is now available in a beautiful XL edition. A masterwork of art and science, it is as beautiful in the boldness of its red, yellow, and blue figures and diagrams as it is in the mathematical precision of its theories. In the simplicity of forms and colors, the pages anticipate the vigor of De Stijl and Bauhaus design. In making complex information at once accessible and aesthetically engaging, this work is a forerunner to the information graphics that today define much of our data consumption.

Publisher: Taschen GmbH
ISBN: 9783836577380
Dimensions: 340 x 250 mm

You may also be interested in...

Gems of Geometry
Added to basket
£29.99
Hardback
Mathematical Origami
Added to basket
Pythagoras And His Theorem
Added to basket
Drawing Geometry
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Measurement
Added to basket
£17.95
Paperback
Algebraic Topology
Added to basket
£31.99
Paperback
Fractals: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Flatland
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
An Introduction to Manifolds
Added to basket
A Combinatorial Introduction to Topology
Added to basket
Platonic and Archimedean Solids
Added to basket
Maths for Science
Added to basket
£37.99
Paperback
Ruler and Compass
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Introducing Fractals
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.