Polyhedra have fascinated the human mind for several millennia, extending their exploration beyond the field of geometry and becoming archetypical shapes for mythology, philosophy and art.
The interest in polyhedra dates back to the ancient Greece, when Plato associated the polyhedra to the four elements of nature and the Universe as a whole. Science and iconography of the polyhedra continues through the Renaissance, in the work of Piero della Francesca, Luca Pacioli and Leonardo da Vinci. The mathematician and astronomer Kepler used the polyhedra in his conceptual model of the solar system. In contemporary culture, architecture and design polyhedra offer great structural interest for their symmetry and relations between their geometric components, which could develop in structural efficiency.

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