New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. A treatise on the laws governing proportional form in both nature and the arts and sciences, this well-illustrated volume amply demonstrates how a design's geometrical construction can captivate both the eye and the mind. Flowers, shells, and other natural organisms appear here, along with artistic creations, in a mathematical study of the similarity of their constructive principles. These principles, in turn, are the fundamental elements by which nature creates harmony. Colman (1832-1920), a prominent member of the Hudson River School of painters, was also a teacher and associate of Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Edited by C. Arthur Coan, LL.B. Octavo: 327 p. with 302 illustrations by the author and mathematical analysis by the editor. Original green cloth binding, with gilt stamping. Some sparse marginalia to the first two chapters. The first few signatures are a little proud. Minor rubbing to the corners and tips; the cloth is otherwise clean and bright. A very good example of this influential work. Very Good. Item #73968