100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know about Math and the Arts

100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know about Math and the Arts
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At first glance, the worlds of math and the arts might not seem like comfortable neighbors. But as mathematician John D. Barrow points out, they have a strong and natural affinity?after all, math is the study of all patterns, and the world of the arts is rich with pattern. Barrow whisks us through 100 thought-provoking and often whimsical intersections between math and many arts, from the golden ratios of Mondrianís rectangles and the curious fractal-like nature of Pollockís drip paintings to ballerinasí gravity-defying leaps and the next generation of monkeys on typewriters tackling Shakespeare