An eye opening narrative of how geometric principles fundamentally shaped our worldOn a cloudy day in 1413 a balding young man stood at the entrance to the Cathedral of Florence facing the ancient Baptistery across the piazza As puzzled passers by looked on he raised a small painting to his face then held a mirror in front of the painting Few at the time understood what he was up to; even he barely had an inkling of what was at stake But on that day the master craftsman and engineer Filippo Brunelleschi would prove that the world and everything within it was governed by the ancient science of geometryIn Proof the award winning historian Amir Alexander traces the path of the geometrical vision of the world as it coursed its way from the Renaissance to the present shaping our societies our politics and our ideals Geometry came to stand for a fixed and unchallengeable universal order and kings empire builders and even republican revolutionaries would rush to cast their rule as the apex of the geometrical universe For who could doubt the right of a ruler or the legitimacy of a government that drew its power from the immutable principles of Euclidean geometry?From the elegant terraces of Versailles to the broad avenues of Washington DC and on to the boulevards of New Delhi and Manila the geometrical vision was carved into the landscape of modernity Euclid Alexander shows made the world as we know it possible.

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