'Euclid's Elements' Has Been Republished With a Fresh Design

 - Sep 7, 2017
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Ever since it was first mass-published in 1482, Euclid's Elements has been a classic mathematics textbook, and so publisher Kronecker Wallis has decided to give the staple of both mathematics and history a much deserved refresh. The new edition of the 2,300-year-old textbook adheres to modern design principles, showing the geometric sketches and models in a format that's more sensible to the modern reader.

Though Kronecker Wallis' Euclid's Elements is a modern redesign, the book is actually playing off of an early republishing of the treatise. In 1847, British civil engineer Oliver Byrne published the first seven books by Euclid with a unique design system that would presage De Stijl and the Bauhaus movement. The newest versions simply follow in Byrne's footsteps by completing the remaining six books in the total collection.