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Sacred Geometry (Wooden Books) Hardcover – April 1, 2001
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Miranda Lundy is a designer and artist. She lives and works in Cornwall, England.
Top Customer Reviews
Most of the claims you read about the golden ratio in art and architecture are not valid. The best source of info is the paper "Misconceptions about the golden ratio" by George Markowsky from the College Mathematics Journal v. 23 (1992), 2-19.
If you are interested in the pyramids, please read "The shape of the great pyramid" by Roger Herz-Fischler. Just do it! You will thank me for it!
She claims that there are 14 "demi-regular tilings" of the plane. She defines demiregular to be a tiling (edge-to-edge of regular polygons) with two or three different types of vertices. According to "Tilingss and Patterns" by Grunbaum and Shephard, there are 20 2-uniform tilings and 61 3-uniform tilings.
If you are bothered by statements like "It is nearly impossible to draw a precise heptagon using ruler and compasses alone", then this book is not for you.
Her pictures of the 17 wallpaper groups is wrong. She gives two examples of p1, but misses out on p4g.
Having said this, I must say again that she has a lot of beautiful material in the book. I just think that it is important to be mathematically and historically correct.
I also really like the way the book is put together, lush textured paper (recycled I note) and quality illustrations. The way the subject is built up stage by stage until we reach the more complex set pieces at the back is very good. It helps you understand the basics of good design, and the use of geometry in this process.
I think the new-age overtones work very well too. She manages to convey some of the real mystery and magic of the field while never losing sight of the practical purpose of it all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There is so much good stuff in this gorgeous little book. Great resource and gift!Published 27 days ago by Giulia Alva
If I had read this book first in this series I would have no qualms with giving it the five star rating. I'm not a mathematician, just wondering what's sacred about math. Read morePublished 1 month ago by silversides
Sacred Geometry and The golden Section were bought for my nephew graduating University. He loved the "wooden books" and I do too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anne M
Amazing book- very fascinating, lots of concepts and ideas are well portrayed. The only reason it's is four stars is I think the book material and covering could be a bit more... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
helps explain the origins behind geometry. makes math much more interesting, at least for me. i hated math before reading this book.Published 2 months ago by jesus biscuit
This book is vague and makes no sense. I would not recommend it to anyone. Do yourself a favor and look for a different book on the subject!Published 5 months ago by michael bell