Current Location:
John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering -> 3rd Floor (KEN)
Location Notes:
KHE; 3rd fl., Across Rm. 315

101 by 101 Magic Square

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.55.1
Artist:
Rashed Taher
Medium:
Laminate on Foam Core
Date:
1993 – 1995
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 4 ft Width: 4 ft
Description:
Black outlined squares with numbers and white background.
Historical Context:
In recreational mathematics (puzzles and games), a magic square of order 'n' is an arrangement of 'n^2' numbers, usually distinct integers, in a square, such that the 'n' numbers in all rows, all columns, and both diagonals sum to the same constant. Magic squares were known to Chinese mathematicians as early as 650 BCE and Arab mathematicians possibly as early as the 7th century AD.