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Barratt, Krome. Logic and Design in Art, Science and Mathematics (Great Britain: The Herbert Press, 1989).

Bouleau, C. The Painter's Secret Geometry. (NewYork: Harcourt and Brace, 1963). out of print

Cook, Theodore Andrea. The Curves of Life, 1914 (rpt. New York: Dover Publications, 1979). "Subtitle: An Account of Spiral Formations and Their Application to Growth in Nature, to Science and to Art; with special reference to the Manuscripts of Leonardo Da Vinci."

Davis, Philip J. and Rueben Hersh. Descartes' Dream: The World According to Mathematics (Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1986). No longer in print, but you can initiate a search for it by clicking here.

Doczi, Gyorgy. The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art & Architecture (Boulder: Shambala, 1981).

Emmer, Michele (ed.) The Visual Mind: Art and Mathematics (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1993).

Field, J. V. The Invention of Infinity: Mathematics and Art in the Renaissance. Reviewed by Mark Peterson in the NNJ vol. 1 (1999).

Ghyka, Matila. The Geometry of Art and Life, 1946 (slightly corrected reproduction, New York: Dover Publications, 1977). "The Author believes that there are such things as "the mathematics of Life" and "the Mathematics of Art" and that the two coincide. Using simple mathematical formulas...Prof. Ghyka shows the fascinating relationships between geometry, aesthetics, nature and the human body" (Comments from the book's cover). Please be aware that Ghyka's work has been subject to severe criticism recently. (NNJ Reader's comment).

Guderian, Dietmar. Mathematik in der Kunst der letzten dreißig Jahre (Mathematics in the Art of the Last Thirty Years). (Edition Galerie Lahumière, 1990).

Hofstadter, D.R. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (New York: Basic Books, 1979). The new 1999 edition of this can be pre-ordered by clicking here.

Huntley, H.E. The Divine Proportion: A Study in Mathematical Beauty (New York: Dover Publications, 1970). "This is a delightful book to read....It wanders here and there through some of the most attractive byways of simple mathematics, returning always to the oddities and pleasures of the golden section" (Comments from the book's cover).

Ivins, William M. Art and Geometry: A Study of Space Intuitions (New York: Dover Publications, ).

Kappraff, Jay. Connections: The Geometric Bridge Between Art and Science (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1991). "If I had only one book in my library to which to refer for mathematic questions in art and architecture, this would be the one. An encyclopedic work by a sensitive mathematician" (Comments by Kim Williams, author of Italian Pavements: Patterns in Space). Out of print.

Kemp, Martin. The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992).

Krome, Barratt. Logic and Design: In Art, Science and Mathematics (London: The Herbert Press Ltd., 1980).

Linn, Charles. F. The Golden Mean: Mathematics And The Fine Arts (New York: Doubleday, 1974).Referenced by Michael Ostwald in the NNJ vol.2 no.2. Out of print.

Newman, Rochelle and Donna M. Fowler. Space, Structure, & Form (The Golden Relationship : Art, Math and Nature) Referenced by Paul Calter in NNJ vol.2 no.2.

Peterson, Ivars. Fragments of Infinity: A Kaleidoscope of Math and Art (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001). Reviewed by Vera Spinadel in NNJ vol. 5 no. 2

Thompson, D'Arcy Wentworth. On Growth and Form (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992).

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