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An inquiry based approach to learning the connections between geometry and art.

Note: This is a simultaneous release.

Crannell, Annalisa / Frantz, Marc / Futamura, Fumiko

Perspective and Projective Geometry

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

    204,95 € / $234.50 / £181.00*

    eBook (PDF)
    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    October 2019
    ISBN
    978-0-691-19738-8
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Organized as a series of exercise modules, students learn through hands-on inquiry and participation. Each lesson begins with a visual puzzle that can be investigated through geometry, followed by exercises that reinforce new concepts and hone students’ analytical abilities. An instructor’s manual available to teachers contains sample syllabi and advice, including suggestions for pacing and grading rubrics for art projects.

    Details

    240 pages
    152 b/w illus. 1 table. 152 Fig. 1 Tables
    PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;College/higher education;

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    Annalisa Crannell, Franklin & Marshall College; Marc Frantz, Indiana University. Fumiko Futamura, Southwestern University.

    Reviews

    "Offering a plethora of discussion starters, conjecture catalysts, and exercises, Perspective and Projective Geometry invites students to connect math with art and aesthetics. It pulls no punches with respect to the rigor of the mathematics. But it also gives newer math students the necessary tools to engage with the material and discover knowledge for themselves."—Evelyn Lamb, blogger for Scientific American

    "For years, Annalisa Crannell has brought her insights and excitement for perspective, both in geometry and art, to her teaching, writing, and workshops. Now, with coauthors Mark Frantz and Fumiko Futamura, she has produced a superb textbook on this subject, ideal for classes or self-study.”—Thomas Banchoff, former president of the Mathematical Association of America

    “From Menelaus and elations to window taping and writing mathematics, this book provides a delightful mesh of classical geometry, perspective in art, beautiful graphics, and an exploratorium of exercises. Perspective and Projective Geometry is enjoyable reading and a valuable textbook for a variety of courses.”—Doug Norton, Villanova University

    "Filled with ideas for rich and highly original classroom activities, Perspective and Projective Geometry guides students to make deep connections to the geometry in art. It is wholly different than any other textbook I’ve seen on projective geometry."—Jessica Sidman, Mount Holyoke College

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