Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter (1979) hardcover book


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Douglas Hofstadter - Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (A Metaphorical Fugue on Minds and Machines in the Spirit of Lewis Carroll)

New York: Basic Books. First edition, seventh printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth binding. 778 pp. Illustrated with the work of M.C. Escher along with various diagrams and charts. Good condition. Light wear along edges of covers, textblock. Clean interior. No markings to pages. Dust jacket is sunfaded along its spine (which condition seems to be universal for this title) and has minor edge-wear and a patch of surface excoriation near upper front forecorner (see photos).

Godel, Escher, Bach was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1980. Hofstadter shows that the work of Godel, Escher and Bach share a fundamental mathematical principle which may be the key to unlocking the mystery of the conscious mind.

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