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This book offers a joyful contemplation of mathematical patterns has long been part of the human experience, from the philosophers of Ancient Greece to the artists of the Renaissance, via Islamic design and Hindu mandalas. Now, Alex Bellos, the bestselling author of Alex's Adventures in Numberland, takes you on a calming and colourful journey into the magical world of mathematics. Snowflake, Seashell, Star is full of intricate and divinely beautiful illustrations, using patterns such as loops, waves and spirals, created by Alex Bellos in collaboration with his friend and mathematical artist, Edmund Harriss. Stretch your artistic talents and embrace mathematics' aesthetic and conceptual exquisiteness. In 80 glorious images Alex will teach you how to convey the wonder of mathematics through colour and design. Snowflake, Seashell, Star is an incredible celebration of the overlaps between mathematics and art, learning and play, concentration and calm.
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An intricate, geeky colouring book for adults * Independent on Sunday * Alex Bellos' and Edmund Harriss' mathematical colouring book is great. It puts the beauty of maths, famous but elusive, at the tip of anyone's pen. And you're not condemned to admire that beauty from a distance. With lines and numbers there to help, you can actually "create" it, even if you're not a gifted artist or mathematician * + Plus Magazine * This is big fun. Fun and awe ... Just looking at these pages is a treat - they have a life all their own, even before colour is applied ... Friendly and accessible ... A colouring book with a sharp new angle * The Papercraft Post blog * I wouldn't have expected anything less from maths adventurer Bellos and mathematical artist and tiling fan Harriss, whose personalities both come through in the book - from the beautiful illustration to the playful style ... The range of types of maths on display is super ... A beautiful object * Aperiodical blog *