Abstract.The Nexus Network Journal Virtual Library is an annotated bibliography of books related to studies in architecture and mathematics. Books that are available for purchase are linked to Amazon.com. This page features books on mathematics in history.

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Petr Beckmann. A History of pi. (New York: The Golem Press, 1971). Referenced in Mark Reynolds' article in NNJ vol. 1 no. 4.

Artmann, Benno. Euclid: The Creation of Mathematics (Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 1999). This is the long awaited book by Benno Artmann, who presented a paper on the Cloisters of Hauterive at Nexus '96. Reviewed by Kim Williams in NNJ vol.2 no.1

Brukert, Walter. Lore and Science in Ancient Pythagoreanism (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1972. 1962). To order this book used from Amazon.com, click here.

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.

Guthrie, Kenneth Sylvan, Joscelyn Godwin and Diogenes Laertius. The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library. An Anthology of Ancient Writings Which Relate to Pythagoras and Pythagorean Philosophy (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Phanes Press) 1991.

Herz-Fischler, Roger. A Mathematical History of the Golden Number (New York: Dover Publications, 1998).

Iamblichus, The Theology of Arithmetic, trans. Robin Waterfield (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Phanes Press, 1988).

Ifrah, Georges.From One to Zero: a Universal History of Numbers (New York: John Wiley, 1999). Now back in print. Referenced by Michael Ostwald in NNJ vol.2 no.2.

Neugebauer, Otto. The Exact Sciences in Antiquity. (Harper, 1962)

D.J. Struk, A Concise History of Mathematics, New York 1987. Referenced by Dag Nilsen in the NNJ vol. 3 no. 1.

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