Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes. is published by AK Peters February The first paper model was made in by Italian mathematician . Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes has 53 ratings and 13 reviews. notgettingenough said: I personally am not able to review this book. If you w. patterns > Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes. Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes. by Daina Taimina. Hardcover. published in March.

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Leatham, Brigham Young University show more. The profuse illustrations in the book will assist also. She delves a lot into mathematical history; there’s actually a lot more of that than there is crochet.

But it is much more than that; it is perfectly capable of crocbeting on its mathematical feet as a clear, rigorous, and beautifully illustrated introduction to hyperbolic geometry. Dec 08, Christine rated crrocheting really liked it Shelves: There is a lot of mathematics in crochet! Maybe plames sixth grader or precocious fourth graderrereading over the years and getting more and more understanding from it. But it’s still an interesting read. If you know someone who likes both, you have just found the perfect gift!

You will develop an entirely new understanding by actually following the simple instructions and crocheting!

Perhaps you will come up with your own variations and ideas. And probably not for very little kids.

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes

Can We Crochet It? Book ratings by Goodreads. Readers with little knowledge of geometry or mathematics in general may find it hard to understand everything, but as Bill Thurston writes in his foreword: Kate Davis rated it really liked it Mar 17, Pat rated it really liked it Dec 05, I personally am not able to review this book. It does indeed contain simple and beautifully illustrated explanations of those two subjects, along with scholarly histories of both of them.


For the crafter or would-be crafter, advemtures are detailed instructions for how to crochet various geometric models and how to use them in explorations. It is truly a book where art, craft, science, and mathematics come together in perfect harmony. It would be a useful addition to the library of a school or university. These crochet models have a fascination far beyond their visual appearance a lot of beautiful pictures are in this book! The student resources previously accessed via GarlandScience.

Now a professor of mathematics at Cornell University, Taimina regularly participates in hypwrbolic exhibitions and educational workshops related to her crocheted models.

However, the fun and wonder of this book is the way it smashes different disciplines together and shows how they benefit each other – perhaps have always benefited each other.

May 17, Stacy rated it really liked it. There are plenty of photos, but since they are strange and rare, they are not always sharp and clear.

In this respect it has greater adventhres potential than any book we have previously considered.

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina

Another book of maths and crochet. It lays out the fundamental knowledge for appreciation of tactile hyperbolic manifolds cautiously and accessibly. Nov 11, MD rated it really liked it Shelves: Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x 14mm By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

I didn’t really understand why a lot of the information about patterns in other art forms was included since it didn’t seem related to hyperbolic planes.

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Already read this title? The book helps to change the way of adventurees about mathematics – an art of human understanding!


The models are deceptively interesting. Lisa Clayton rated it it was amazing Sep 21, If you want a full understanding of why, do go here: Lists with This Book.

It was smaller than I was expecting- think a large hardcover picture book.

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With over full color photographs, this non-traditional, tactile introduction to non-Euclidean geometries also covers early development of geometry and connections between geometry, art, nature, and sciences. This book is really cool, but I would not hyperbolicc it unless you have some sort of an interest in math. Add to Wish List. Rachel Joy rated panes liked it Jul 21, Sep 17, Jasmine rated it really liked it.

I highly recommend this book because of its unique combination of a historical account of hyperbolic geometry with the use of crochet as a tool for its understanding. I think this book would have benefited greatly by having a co-author, someone who came out of the fiber art instruction world and could have helped to include more novice – friendly patterning and discussion. The instructions pplanes not written for the basic-knowlege crocheter and are not set out as clearly as I am used to se I want to crochet a hyperbolic plane!

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