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The Geometric Landscapes of Lorenz Stoer (1567)

- November 5, 2019 in architecture, design, geometry, intarsia, Lorenz Stoer, polyhedral, ruins

Lorenz Stoer’s wildly imaginative depictions of polyhedral shapes and fantastical ruins intended to instruct and inspire woodworkers.

Elephants, Horses, and the Proportions of Paradise

- November 5, 2018 in Art & Illustrations, geometry, how to draw, ideal elephant, ideal horse, noah's ark, paradise, perfect elephant, perfect horse, proportion

Does each species have an optimal form? An ideal beauty that existed prior to the Fall? And if so could this be recreated on both paper and in life? These were questions that concerned both artists and breeders alike in the 17th-century. Dániel Margócsy on the search for a menagerie of perfect prelapsarian geometry.

Alexander Graham Bell’s Tetrahedral Kites (1903–9)

- June 19, 2017 in abstract, alexander graham bell, early flight, flight, flying, geometry, inventors, kites, Tetrahedral Kite

The wonderful imagery documenting Alexander Graham Bell's experiments with tetrahedral kites.

Alexander Graham Bell’s Tetrahedral Kites (1903–9)

- June 19, 2017 in abstract, alexander graham bell, early flight, flight, flying, geometry, inventors, kites, Tetrahedral Kite

The wonderful imagery documenting Alexander Graham Bell's experiments with tetrahedral kites.

Alexander Graham Bell’s Tetrahedral Kites (1903–9)

- June 19, 2017 in abstract, alexander graham bell, early flight, flight, flying, geometry, inventors, kites, Tetrahedral Kite

The wonderful imagery documenting Alexander Graham Bell's experiments with tetrahedral kites.

Max Brückner’s Collection of Polyhedral Models (1900)

- June 21, 2016 in Escher, geometry, mathematics, maths, Max Brückner, models

Collection of stellated and uniform polyhedra belonging to Max Brückner , a German geometer.

Max Brückner’s Collection of Polyhedral Models (1900)

- June 21, 2016 in Escher, geometry, mathematics, maths, Max Brückner, models

Collection of stellated and uniform polyhedra belonging to Max Brückner , a German geometer.

Max Brückner’s Collection of Polyhedral Models (1900)

- June 21, 2016 in Escher, geometry, mathematics, maths, Max Brückner, models

Collection of stellated and uniform polyhedra belonging to Max Brückner , a German geometer.

Notes on the Fourth Dimension

- October 28, 2015 in 4D, Books, charles howard hinton, Featured Articles, flatland, fourth dimension, geometry, ghosts, hinton cube, hyperspace, mathematical fiction, mathematics, maths, Philosophy, physics, Science & Medicine, spirits, spiritualism, tesseract

Hyperspace, ghosts, and colourful cubes - Jon Crabb on the work of Charles Howard Hinton and the cultural history of higher dimensions.

Redressing the Balance: Levinus Vincent’s Wonder Theatre of Nature

- August 20, 2014 in Art & Illustrations, cabinet of curiosities, cabinet of curiosity, geometry, levinus vincent, nature, pattern, prelapserian, Science & Medicine, silk, wonder theatre of nature, Wondertooneel der Nature, wunderkammer

Bert van de Roemer explores the curiosity cabinets of the Dutch collector Levinus Vincent and how the aesthetic drive behind his meticulous ordering of the contents was in essence religious, an attempt to emphasise the wonder of God's creations by restoring the natural world to its prelapsarian harmony.