sábado, 24 de diciembre de 2016

Sólidos Platónicos del Renacimiento

Las imágenes son de un libro que tiene casi 450 años. Lo hizo Wenzel Jamnitzer:
"Perspectiva Corporum Regularium is a study in shapes inspired by the five Platonic solids: tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. An article by Frank J. Swetz on the Mathematical Association of America’s website explains that the Platonic solids were thought to be the building blocks of four basic types of matter: tetrahedron of fire, octahedron of air, cube of earth, water of icosahedron. The 10-faced solid — the dodecahedron — symbolized heaven and the universe." 





h/t aquí & aquí.