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The Art of Mathematics exhibition: Rare Works from the Fisher Collection 1500-1800

This event is intended to showcase Fisher Library's impressive collection of mathematical works from the years 1500 to 1800. The exhibition will chart a course beginning at the close of the 1400s and relate a coherent and comprehensive narrative about the developments of mathematics (and science more generally) through to the nineteenth century. It will achieve this through reference to the art of mathematics. That is, through the scientific diagrams and engraved frontispieces that accompany the library’s collection of treatises on mathematical topics. The exhibition will, therefore, draw on my expertise as a historian and philosopher of mathematics to convey the rich and varied developments that took place during this period. With the Library's permission, the exhibition will include some of the most significant holdings of the Rare Books Library, including but not limited to Galileo's Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche and Descartes’ Géométrie.

Friday 7 December 2018 Show more dates
All Day Event
Fisher Library, level 1, Rare Books reading and meeting room display cases

Event Organizer

Emily Kang