« Pier Set (47Pc Set) HO Scale Atlas Trains Premium Leather Hole Punch – PERFECT Holes For Belts & Custom Punching – Easy to Use + FREE Bonus – 5yr Warranty – Executive DIY Single Puncher Pliers Tool Kit for Craft Paper Fabric Saddles Plastic » 3 thoughts on “Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes” 47 of 47 people found the following review helpful Stimulating Ideas, Beautiful Crochet, May 5, 2009 By Doradiva (NYC, US) – This review is from: Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes (Hardcover) This is a marvelous book linking forms from the natural world to the human mind, to symbol-making, to art and to abstract mathematical concepts. It’s an entertaining and enlightening read. It starts with an overview of geometry, then proceeds to the more specialized subject of hyperbolic geometry — a mathematical concept mathematicians did not believe could exist in concrete form. Taimina’s stunning crochet models prove them wrong. She has a wonderful chapter on geometric patterns in ancient and folk arts, showing examples from the Maori, Incas, and Pacific Islanders. She discusses how geometric symbols were used in human societies to convey cosmological knowledge, and how these symbols circulated via art. She continues with a grand tour through the development of geometrical concepts from building and construction, navigation and stargazing, and motion and machines. There are beautiful photos of many ancient objects – over 300 photos in the book altogether. It all amounts to an eye-opening journey connecting the history of ideas to their natural sources and their practical applications in life. It’s no wonder her beautiful scupltures sit so tranquilly in the natural landscape. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 43 of 44 people found the following review helpful Not a math genius, July 18, 2009 By Amazon Customer – This review is from: Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes (Hardcover) Of course there’s no patterns. You do not have to be a math genius to use and appreciate this book (I certainly am not). However, you do need to realize this is a book as much about math as crochet, so an understanding of geometry and experience with shaping crochet without a pattern are a requirement – not advanced skills, but a bit beyond basic math and technical crochet skills. The reason there are no patterns is because patterns do the math for you, and this book’s main point IS the math so patterns defeat the purpose. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 16 of 18 people found the following review helpful Fun Creative Crochet to enhance your vision, May 16, 2009 By a reader – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes (Hardcover) Gives vision to the ART of Crochet. Why the rythmic crocheted spaces take shape to remind you of nature. No, no patterns, not one more double crochet – you are invited to use your creativity. Add this crochet insight into your current skill set and develop the 3 dimensional view in your work. On the other hand, a site you may wish to visit before purchasing to better understand the use of the book to you, if at all, is […] If you live in Arizona and are open to your natural creative bent visit the exhibit in Scottsdale […] etc in UK and NYC. The book points the reader to the physical representation crochet allows with the 3 dimensional representations. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.