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*Geometry and the Imagination*

* Geometry and the Imagination* is the English translation of the 1932 book

*Anschauliche Geometrie*by David Hilbert and Stephan Cohn-Vossen.[1]

Original title | Anschauliche Geometrie |
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Translator | Paul Nemenyi |

Publisher | Chelsea Publishing (American Mathematical Society) |

Publication date | 1952 |

Pages | 357 |

ISBN | 9780821819982 |

OCLC | 542459 |

The book was based on a series of lectures Hilbert made in the winter of 1920–21. The book is an attempt to present some then-current mathematical thought to "contribute to a more just appreciation of mathematics by a wider range of people than just the specialists."[2]

## Response

The Mathematical Association of America said about the book, "this book is a masterpiece — a delightful classic that should never go out of print".[3] Physics Today called it "a readable exposition of modern geometry and its relation to other branches of mathematics".[4] The Scientific Monthly said about it "has been a classic for twenty years . . . Although it deals with elementary topics, it reaches the fringe of our knowledge in many directions".[5]

## References

- Hilbert, David; Cohn-Vossen, Stephan (1999).
*Geometry and the imagination*(2nd ed.). Providence, R.I.: AMS Chelsea Pub. ISBN 9780821819982. OCLC 41256151. - Hilbert, page iv
- "Geometry and the Imagination | Mathematical Association of America".
*www.maa.org*. Retrieved 2017-10-01. - Hilbert, D.; Cohn‐Vossen, S. (May 1953). "Geometry and the Imagination".
*Physics Today*. doi:10.1063/1.3061234. - Coxeter, H.S.M. (February 1953). "Review: Intuitive Geometry".
*The Scientific Monthly*.**76**(2): 117–118. JSTOR 20643.