Stimulating, unique book explores the possibilities of mathematical drawing through compass constructions and computer graphics. Over 100 full-page drawings demonstrate possibilities: five-point egg, golden ratio, 17-gon, plughole vortex, blancmange curve, pentasnow, turtle geometry, many more. Exercises (with answers). "A wealth of intriguing and lovely ideas." — Information Technology & Learning.
ROBERT DIXON, born Wolverhampton 1947. Mathematician, writer, artist and computer graphics programmer, contributor to the small international field studying Fibonacci phyllotaxis 1980-2000. Author of numerous essays in books and journals, ranging from peer review science to popular presentation. His books include
'MATHOGRAPHICS', Dover, New York, a beginners guide to mathematical drawing with compass and computer;
'THE BAUMGARTEN CORRUPTION', Pluto, London, a philosohpical essay of repudiation, looking at our misconceptions of 'art', 'aesthetics'and 'justice';
'HOAX PROFUNDITY', in paperback and Kindle, subtitled A citizen's audit of Higher Education as part of a wider study of so-called Modern Art in public funding,civic installation, loyal journalism and educational endorsement.
Rather like atheism, skeptical writing on so-called Modern Art is almost non-existent, making Dixon's writing on the subject an almost unique and quite unrivalled contribution to knowledge.