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About the cover: Luca da Pacioli and Leonardo's drawings of polyhedra


Author: Gerald L. Alexanderson
Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 47 (2010), 553-555
Published electronically: June 21, 2010
Previous version: Original version posted April 28, 2010
Corrected version: Current version corrects publisher's introduction of typographical error.
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  • 1. Argante Ciocci, Luca Pacioli tra Piero della Francesca e Leonardo. Aboca Museum, Sansepolcro, 2009.
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  • 4. Luca Pacioli, De divina proportione, Luca Paganinem de Paganinius de Brescia (Antonio Capella), Venice, 1509; Stamperia dell'Officina Bodoni, Verona (Milan), 1956.
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Additional Information

Gerald L. Alexanderson
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California 95053-0290
Email: galexand@math.scu.edu

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-10-01308-X
Received by editor(s): March 24, 2010
Published electronically: June 21, 2010
Article copyright: © Copyright 2010 American Mathematical Society