Item description for Connections: The Geometric Bridge Between Art and Science by Jay Kappraff...
The first edition of Connections was chosen by the National Association of Publishers (USA) as the best book in "Mathematics, Chemistry, and Astronomy - Professional and Reference" in 1991. It has been a comprehensive reference in design science, bringing together in a single volume material from the areas of proportion in architecture and design, tilings and patterns, polyhedra, and symmetry. The book presents both theory and practice and has more than 750 illustrations. It is suitable for research in a variety of fields and as an aid to teaching a course in the mathematics of design. It has been influential in stimulating the burgeoning interest in the relationship between mathematics and design. In the second edition there are five new sections, supplementary, as well as a new preface describing the advances in design science since the publication of the first edition.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810245866 ISBN13 9789810245863
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More About Jay Kappraff
The author is an Associate Professor at NJIT since 1974. Professor Jay Kapraff is also the author of the book ? Connections: The Geometric Bridge between Art and Science, which was chosen by the National Association of Publishers (USA) as the best book in ? Mathematics, Chemistry and Astronomy ? Professional and Reference? in 1991. He is selected for Who's Who in Science and Technology in 1983 and Who's Who in American Education in 1993. He has also received the CAPE award from Cable TV of NJ for best Distance Learning Course of 1996.
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Has become a classic Feb 17, 2010
Jay Kappraff has indirectly become an inspiration to my work. Gary Adamson read an early book by Dr. Kappraff and through his articles passed on the spark to me. I missed this book when it came out originally and would have missed this too if it wasn't for the San Diego county library system. He covers a lot about tiling theory that I still hadn't seen. One of his major points is that certain types of geometry are basic to what we recognize as beauty. The fractals and tiling systems with their symmetry are part of that is important to fractal art as well. I liked the book and would like to have more time to study it. The price blocks that.