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

2 August 2018

UNTIL 10 FEBRUARY 2019. 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 Laura Kotevska’s expertise as a historian and philosopher of mathematics to convey the rich and varied developments that took place during this period. The exhibition will include some of the most significant holdings of the Rare Books and Special Collections.

Located on Level 1 of Fisher Library, this exhibition runs from 13 August 2018 to 10 February 2019.

 

Event details

  • When: 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Sydney Library


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

When

2 August 2018


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