Jacqueline Thomas Books
Srinivasa Ramanujan •info
In January 1913 the eminent Cambridge mathematician G.H. Hardy received a most unusual letter from the Indian subcontinent containing nine pages of wild and unimaginable theorems about infinite series and number theory, whose contents were to cause a sensation in the history of mathematics. The author of the letter was Srinivasa Ramanujan, a 26 year old clerk from the state of Tamil Nadu.
Hardy persuaded Ramanujan to travel to Cambridge in 1914 where the two mathematicians began a historic working relationship. However he suffered from persistent ill health and finally returned to India in 1919 where he died only one year later at the age of 32, leaving behind a huge collection of notebooks filled with thousands of examples of his mathematical genius.
32 pages printed on 250 gsm Somerset Satin
hard bound with screen printed book cloth cover
h 26 cm x w 22 cm
As a book designer and maker I put images together collected from many sources to create pages of digital collage. These are stitched together and hand bound into covers which are screen or digitally printed to make the completed book.
My interests lie in the physical and natural sciences, both historical and contemporary. I am also fascinated by explorers and adventurers who have added to our knowledge of science and related subjects.
My more recent books are about botanical subjects; Plant Hunters was inspired by early explorers who travelled the world in search of new plant species. My current project, not yet complete, is about the trees and plants threatened by climate change and other factors.
all books are made in limited editions (maximum 10) digitally printed, stitched and hand-bound with screen-printed or digitally printed covers.
Plant Hunters – Explorers & Adventurers
Arabic Science East to West
William Herschel Astronomer and Musician
The Discovery of Electricity
Srinivasa Ramanujan Mathematician
The Ten Most Abundant Elements in the Universe
Cards of Discovery
Beyond Our Planet Annual for Boys
Where Could I Live?
Helen Storey: Life on the Outskirts (Commission)
Books in collections of: British Library Contemporary Collection; The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, Goldsmiths, University of London; Kingston University, London; Stony Brook University, New York; Helen Storey Foundation; National Art Library, London, and Private collections in the US and the UK.
I have been designing and making books for over ten years, and have exhibited my work at the Small Publishers Book Fair, London; London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel; BABE Arnolfini, Bristol, Oxford Fine Press Book Fair, and in Halifax, Leeds and Manchester. Commissions include a limited edition of Helen Storey: Life on the Outskirts for Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, Vietnam Carole Hodgson. The books Equations and Constants were recently shown as part of a joint exhibition The Art of Science: Selections from the Collection, at the Simons Centre for Geometry & Physics, Stony Brook University, New York. Closed December 2019. http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/archives/31524