Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Euclid in color

I see that Taschen has reprinted Oliver Byrne's 1847 edition of Euclid, with a lots of use of color.

I hope I'll get my library to lend me a copy - it will be interesting to see how Euclid changes when a pedagogical use of colors are included. I fear that there may be some unintended consequences... (I haven't yet checked if any historian of mathematics has written anything on this particular book - I would surprised if noone has.)

Have a look at the book at Taschen's homepage (linked to above) - it's really unusual.

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