Above: Luca Pacioli (1445  1514, sometimes "Paciolo") is the central
figure in this painting (by Jacopo de Barbari*, 1495). Perhaps
no other work so epitomizes the deep Renaissance connection between
art and mathematics. Pacioli (a Franciscan friar, shown in his
robes) stands at a table filled with geometrical tools (slate,
chalk, compass, dodecahedron model, etc.), illustrating a theorem
from Euclid, while examining a beautiful glass rhombicuboctahedron
halffilled with water. (source) 


Maat
Giorgio De Santillana
Leopardi
Musil
Valery
Poe
Mallarmé
Ponge
Hoffmanstahl
Wittgenstein
Leonardo da Vinci
Kublai's Atlas
Hyperpolyhedra
Leibniz
Crystal
Flame
We were tourists — we were taking pictures (by Dana Turken)
