Il ritmo delle forme (in Italian)
Itinerario matematico (e non) nel mondo della simmetria
Ed. Mimesis, Milano 2001
[The rhythm of shapes
Mathematical and cultural tour in the
world of symmetry]
Symmetry is an important presence in art and nature.
And mathematics is at its root.
This book guides the reader towards the acknowledgement
of symmetry as a generator of eye-catching images,
stunning architecture, and efficient functional structures;
as a thread through many expressions of human knowledge and
perception; also as a "strong" conceptual focus
of scientific thought, and instrument through which everyone
can directly experience non-trivial mathematics.
The book "Il ritmo delle forme" has been translated
both in Portuguese and in French (but not yet in English).