Convex uniform polyhedra, 1973.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Convex uniform polyhedra, 1973.

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The 13 Archimedean solids are believed to have been discovered by the Greek mathematician, Archimedes (c 287 BC-212 BC). The first complete description of the convex uniform polyhedra is that given by Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) in a work entitled 'Harmonices Mundi Libri V', published in 1619.

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