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240 Pages | 28 Illustrations

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198809982

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Algebraic Art

Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture

Andrea K. Henderson

  • A fascinating study of the influence of Victorian mathematics on Victorian aesthetics
  • Offers new readings of Edwin Abbott's Flatland, Lewis Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno, and Algernon Swinburne's poems 'Before the Mirror' and 'Sapphics', as well as works by Max Muller, Coventry Patmore, and Christina Rossetti
  • Beautifully illustrated to demonstrate how Victorian photography wedded realism with formalism
  • Provides clear explanations of historical math concepts

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