Symmetry in Science and Art


The perception of symmetry in art and in nature has been appreciated since antiquity, with development of the underlying laws tracing back at least to Pythagorean times. By the end of the eighteenth century it was realized that the immense variety of natural crystal shapes could be accounted for on the basis of a rather small number of symmetry operations, of which some were equally applicable to biological systems. The mathematical theory of symmetry continued to mature throughout the last century, culminating in the ...

Symmetry in Science and Art 2012, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781468420692

Trade paperback

Symmetry in Science and Art 1995, Springer, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780306307591