This book shows how geometric forms have been and continue to be used in the Arts and in Architecture, and also how they appear in Nature.
This project was made possible by the generosity and understanding of many artists who gave me permission to use images of their work.
In 1876 Leland Stanford, former governor of California (1862-1863) and later United States Senator (1885), began acquiring land in the Santa Clara Valley, about 48 miles south of San Francisco, to develop a farm.
That area became the heart of the Leland Stanford Junior University.
Leland Stanford and his wife Jane had a son, Leland Jr., who died of typhoid in 1884 at age 15. That motivated them to create something that would benefit other children, thus emerging the idea of creating a university named in honor of their son.