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Math and the Mona Lisa

The Art and Science of Leonardo Da Vinci
Atalay, Bülent (Book - 2004 )
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Math and the Mona Lisa


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Leonardo da Vinci was one of history's true geniuses, equally brilliant as an artist, scientist, and mathematician. Readers of The Da Vinci Code were given a glimpse of the mysterious connections between math, science, and Leonardo's art. Math and the Mona Lisa picks up where The Da Vinci Code left off, illuminating Leonardo's life and work to uncover connections that, until now, have been known only to scholars.

Bülent Atalay, a distinguished scientist and artist, examines the science and mathematics that underlie Leonardo's work, paying special attention to the proportions, patterns, shapes, and symmetries that scientists and mathematicians have also identified in nature. Following Leonardo'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's quantum mechanics. From this base of information, Atalay offers a fascinating view into Leonardo's restless intellect and modus operandi, allowing us to see the source of his ideas and to appreciate his art from a new perspective.

Baker & Taylor
The genius of one of the greatest artists in history is explained in an analysis of the art and science contained within his work, such as his usage of the "golden ratio," the mathematical concept key to understanding the link between art and nature.

Book News
Bülent (physics, Mary Washington College) explores the unity and fundamental connections between art and science, as exemplified by the life and work of Leonardo Da Vinci. Although to the unwary eye the title may suggest that this is either a biography or an examination of the work of Da Vinci, only three chapters are devoted to his life and works; the rest of the book traces the development of science (primarily physics) and math from the dawn of civilization to the birth of quantum physics. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Authors: Atalay, Bülent
Statement of Responsibility: Bülent Atalay
Title: Math and the Mona Lisa
the art and science of Leonardo da Vinci
Publisher: Washington [D.C.] :, Smithsonian Books,, c2004
Characteristics: xix, 314 p., [16] p. of col. plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
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