Oliver Byrne. The First Six Books of the Elements of EuclidHardcover, 8.1 x 10.1 in., 3.65 lb, 396 pages50Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
Oliver Byrne. The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid50
Euclid in Living Color
Oliver Byrne’s illustrated edition of Elements
The facsimile of Byrne’s vivid publication is now available in a beautiful new 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.
Werner Oechslin studied art history, archaeology, philosophy, and mathematics. After doctoral studies in Zurich in 1970 he taught at MIT and Harvard University. Since 1985 he has been a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, where he led the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture from 1986 to 2006. His research focuses on architectural theory and the cultural history of architecture. His most recent publication is Palladianismus: Andrea Palladio – Werk und Wirkung (2008). He is the founder of Bibliothek Werner Oechslin in Einsiedeln.
Oliver Byrne. The First Six Books of the Elements of EuclidHardcover, 20.5 x 25.6 cm, 1.66 kg, 396 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-7738-0Edition: English, French, German
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