Math and the Mona Lisa : The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci
Math and the Mona Lisa The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci Author:Bulent Atalay Math and the Mona Lisa sees the transcendant unity of art and science in almost every aspect of Leonardo's life and work. Atalay seeks the consilience of science and artpainting, architecture, sculpture, music, mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, and engineeringand the unity of the two cultures. He delves deeply into the... more » underlying mathematics and aesthetics of science and art, paying special attention to the mathematical sequence called the Fibonacci series and to the related notion of the "golden ratio" or "divine proportion"the keys to understanding the unity of art and nature. 32 b/w and 16 color illustrations.« less
Kyle H. reviewed Math and the Mona Lisa : The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci on
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Overall the book was an enjoyable quick read touching on art, mathmatics, design, history, and even physics. the author may have gotten a little off the subject but his writing reads smoothly and he has quite a few interesting tidbits of info.