A Romance of Many Dimensions

Book - 2008 | Movie ed.
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Edwin Abbott's beloved mathematical adventure novel Flatland (1884) is being introduced to a whole new generation of readers and viewers through Flatland: The Movie , a dramatic computer-animated adaptation starring Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, Michael York, Tony Hale, and Joe Estevez. This book is the companion to the movie--and the ultimate edition of the classic book on which it is based. A beautiful, large-format volume, Flatland: The Movie Edition includes: the full text of the original novel; the screenplay of the movie; essays on the making of the movie by the writers and filmmakers--producer Seth Caplan, director Jeffrey Travis, and director and animator Dano Johnson; color illustrations; and a new introduction by Thomas Banchoff, a Brown University mathematician and Flatland authority who served as an advisor to the filmmakers. By describing the challenges the filmmakers faced in updating a Victorian mathematical allegory for a new generation and transforming it into a compelling animated story, Flatland: The Movie Edition makes watching the movie and reading Abbott's book even more illuminating and enjoyable. You'll never think about the multiple dimensions of space in the same way again.

Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2008.
Edition: Movie ed.
ISBN: 9780691136578
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 F586ab
Characteristics: xv, 168 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.


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Oct 03, 2011

highly recommended, especially if you're interested in the math/science fiction area. the author has an amazing imagination and interpretation of different dimensional worlds! you'll enjoy this!

May 22, 2011

After a long time hearing about the 2 dimentional world book, I finally decided to reference the comments and read the book. I certainly was not what I expected. This book can be as simply entertaining a read or as deep and philosophical a read as you put into it. The basic ideas a hard to miss, but a little enlightenment can be found when read to the conclusion.

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Jun 29, 2012

NovelSally thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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