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Published: 15 March 2011

336 Pages | 16 pages of b/w plates & 60 integrated b/w figs.

5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199601332

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The Artful Universe Expanded

Second Edition

John Barrow

  • Examines how our aesthetic preferences are molded by the physical nature of the Universe
  • Explores the underlying mathematical relationships and patterns behind art and music and their connections with natural forms
  • Draws out the ways in which the rhythms of our world - of day and night, and the yearly cycle of seasons - have impinged on the human psyche throughout history

New to this Edition:

  • Eight new section of text, covering fascinating new areas
  • Over ten new figures, including two additional colour plates in the central colour section
  • Short updates to text throughout
  • Stylish new page design, and striking new cover

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