Proof! How the World Became Geometrical

!!> Reading ➸ Proof! How the World Became Geometrical  ➰ Author Amir Alexander –
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • Proof! How the World Became Geometrical
  • Amir Alexander
  • 14 June 2017
  • 9780374254902

About the Author: Amir Alexander

Amir Alexander teaches history at UCLA He is the author of Geometrical Landscapes and Duel at Dawn His work has been featured in Nature, the Guardian, among others He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Proof! How the World Became Geometrical An Eye Opening Narrative Of How Geometric Principles Fundamentally Shaped Our WorldOne Night In 1661, Nicholas Fouquet, A Superintendent Under Louis XIV, Was Arrested His Crime Was Peculiar He Had Dared To Construct A Grand Geometrical Garden In Doing So, He Violated An Irrefutable Hierarchy Geometry, In Its Perfection, Was A Testament To Divine Right The Elegant, Symmetrical Designs Were Than Just Ornament They Were Proofs Of Incontestable Certainty, And Thus The Authority To Rule But How Did The French Royalty Fall In Love With This Peculiar Landscape Design Wherefore Versailles In The Science Of Certainty, The Award Winning Historian Amir Alexander Argues That Euclidean Geometry Has Been Uniquely Responsible For How Our Societies Are Structured Not Only Has It Shaped How Our Cities Are Built It Has Also Been Used As A Rationale To Explain Political Structures The Proofs In Euclid S Elements Were Not Just True But Were Certain By Reason Alone Alexander Tracks The Rediscovery Of Euclidean Geometry In Fifteenth Century Italy And Recounts The French Royalty S Centuries Long Love Affair With Geometrical Gardening, Which Acted As A Visual Symbol Of The King S Consolidation Of Power During A Time Of Violence And Upheaval, And Which Culminated At Versailles The Science Of Certainty Tells The Monumental Story Of The Geometries That Were Carved Into Our World, The Beliefs They Supported, And The Ways They Shape Our Lives To This Day.

13 thoughts on “Proof! How the World Became Geometrical

  1. says:

    An interesting mix of art, architecture, gardening, history, geometry, royalty, and all rolled into some interesting stories and the brilliant people from our past that established the basis for our lives today Plus, you will have renewed appreciation for many things we take for granted, such as mirrors Very well researched and well told explained content Recommended 4.5 stars.While not relevant to this review, I bounced between Proof and Richard Powers Th...

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