Geometry of Design  Revised and Updated Book

Geometry of Design Revised and Updated


  • Author : Kimberly Elam
  • Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-31
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1616890363

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Geometry of Design Revised and Updated Excerpt :

At last, a mathematical explanation of how art works presented in a manner we can all understand. Kimberly Elam takes the reader on a geometrical journey, lending insight and coherence to the design process by exploring the visual relationships that have foundations in mathematics as well as the essential qualities of life. Geometry of Design takes a close look at a broad range of twentieth-century examples of design, architecture, and illustration (from the Barcelona chair to the paintings of Georges Seurat, from the Braun hand blender to the Conico kettle), revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions. Explanations and techniques of visual analysis make the inherent mathematical relationships evident and a must-have for anyone involved in art, design, or architecture graphic arts. The book focuses not only on the classic systems of proportioning, such as the golden section and root rectangles, but also on less well known proportioning systems such as the Fibonacci Series. Through detailed diagrams these geometric systems are brought to life giving an effective insight into the design process.

Geometry of Design Book
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Geometry of Design


  • Author : Kimberly Elam
  • Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 1568982496

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Geometry of Design Excerpt :

This work takes a close look at a broad range of 20th-century examples of design, architecture and illustration, revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions.

Typographic Systems of Design Book
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Typographic Systems of Design


  • Author : Kimberly Elam
  • Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-03
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 1568986874

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Typographic Systems of Design Excerpt :

Typographic organization has always been a complex system in that there are so many elements at play, such as hierarchy, order of reading, legibility, and contrast. In Typographic Systems, Kim Elam, author of our bestselling books, Geometry of Design and Grid Systems, explores eight major structural frameworks beyond the gridincluding random, radial, modular, and bilateralsystems. By taking the reader through exercises, student work, and professional examples, Elam offers a broad range of design solutions. Once essential visual organization systems are understood the designer can fluidly organize words or images within a structure, combination of structures, or a variation of a structure. With clarity and substance, each systemfrom the structured axis to the nonhierarchical radial arrayis explained and explored so that the reader comes away with a better understanding of these intricate complex arrangements. Typographic Systems is the seventh title in our bestselling Design Briefs series, which has sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide.

The Geometry of Creation Book

The Geometry of Creation


  • Author : Robert Bork
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351888974

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The Geometry of Creation Excerpt :

The flowering of Gothic architecture depended to a striking extent on the use of drawing as a tool of design. By drawing precise "blueprints" with simple tools such as the compass and straightedge, Gothic draftsmen were able to develop a linearized architecture of unprecedented complexity and sophistication. Examination of their surviving drawings can provide valuable and remarkably intimate information about the Gothic design process. Gothic drawings include compass pricks, uninked construction lines, and other telltale traces of the draftsman's geometrically based working method. The proportions of the drawings, moreover, are those actually intended by the designer, uncompromised by errors introduced in the construction process. All of these features make these drawings ideal subjects for the study of Gothic design practice, but their geometry has to date received little systematic attention. This book offers a new perspective on Gothic architectural creativity. It shows, in a series of rigorous geometrical case studies, how Gothic design evolved over time, in two senses: in the hours of the draftsman's labor, and across the centuries of the late Middle Ages. In each case study, a series of computer graphics show in unprecedented detail how a medieval designer could have developed his architectural concept step by step, using only basic geometrical operations. Taken together, these analyses demonstrate both remarkable methodological continuity across the Gothic era, and the progressive development of new and sophisticated permutations on venerable design themes. This rich tradition ultimately gave way in the Renaissance not because of any inherent problem with Gothic architecture, but because the visual language of Classicism appealed more directly to the pretensions of Humanist princes than the more abstract geometrical order of Gothic design, as the book's final chapter demonstrates.

Computation as Design Book

Computation as Design


  • Author : Andrew Witt
  • Publisher : Canadian Centre for Architecture
  • Release Date : 2019-04-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 12
  • ISBN 10 : 9781927071694

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Computation as Design Excerpt :

The second in the Studies in the Design Laboratory epub series produced by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the CCA, this publication traces the development of complex computational geometry in the work of Ron Resch. Resch’s strikingly novel generative methods laid the seeds of computational origami, and during the early 1970’s he collaborated in the pioneering computer science department of the University of Utah, a hotbed of early computer graphics. Featuring interviews with Resch’s collaborators, excerpts from his remarkable films, and a consideration of the role of the architect in cross-disciplinary laboratories, this epub argues for Resch as one of the first true computational designers.

The Geometry of Environment Book

The Geometry of Environment


  • Author : Lionel March
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-10-31
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000691115

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The Geometry of Environment Excerpt :

Originally published in 1971 The Geometry of Environment is a fusion of art and mathematics introducing stimulating ideas from modern geometry, using illustrations from architecture and design. The revolution in the teaching of mathematics and the advent of the computer in design challenge traditional ways of appreciating the space about us, and expand the ‘structural’ understanding of our surroundings through such concepts as transformations, symmetry groups, sets and graphs. This book aims to show the relevance of ‘new maths’ and encourages exploration of the widening intellectual horizons of environmental design and architecture.

Fractal Geometry in Architecture and Design Book
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Fractal Geometry in Architecture and Design


  • Author : Carl Bovill
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1996-03-28
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 0817637958

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Fractal Geometry in Architecture and Design Excerpt :

na broad sense Design Science is the grammar of a language of images Irather than of words. Modern communication techniques enable us to transmit and reconstitute images without needing to know a specific verbal sequence language such as the Morse code or Hungarian. International traffic signs use international image symbols which are not specific to any particular verbal language. An image language differs from a verbal one in that the latter uses a linear string of symbols, whereas the former is multi dimensional. Architectural renderings commonly show projections onto three mutual ly perpendicular planes, or consist of cross sections at different altitudes capa ble of being stacked and representing different floor plans. Such renderings make it difficult to imagine buildings comprising ramps and other features which disguise the separation between floors, and consequently limit the cre ative process of the architect. Analogously, we tend to analyze natural struc tures as if nature had used similar stacked renderings, rather than, for instance, a system of packed spheres, with the result that we fail to perceive the system of organization determining the form of such structures. Perception is a complex process. Our senses record; they are analogous to audio or video devices. We cannot, however, claim that such devices perceive.

Grid Systems Book
Score: 5
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Grid Systems


  • Author : Kimberly Elam
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616893477

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Grid Systems Excerpt :

Although grid systems are the foundation for almost all typographic design, they are often associated with rigid, formulaic solutions. However, the belief that all great design is nonetheless based on grid systems (even if only subverted ones) suggests that few designers truly understand the complexities and potential riches of grid composition.

Islamic Design Book

Islamic Design


  • Author : Daud Sutton
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Release Date : 2018-04-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781912706037

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Islamic Design Excerpt :

Across the Islamic world, illuminating Korans from Morocco to Malaysia, and adorning mosques, mausoleums and palaces, are hidden some of the most exquisite geometrical devices ever conceived by man. In this excellent little book, geometer Daud Sutton unravels the mystery of Islamic patterns, explaining where they come from, how to draw them, and hinting at the Divine messages they encode. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "e;Fascinating"e; FINANCIAL TIMES. "e;Beautiful"e; LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "e;Rich and Artful"e; THE LANCET. "e;Genuinely mind-expanding"e; FORTEAN TIMES. "e;Excellent"e; NEW SCIENTIST. "e;Stunning"e; NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Alt fractals Book
Score: 4
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Alt fractals


  • Author : Eric Baird
  • Publisher : Chocolate Tree Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Fractals
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : 9780955706837

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Alt fractals Excerpt :

"Where most books on fractals concentrate on mathematical theory, Alt. Fractals takes a graphical approach. starting with the fractal "standards"--The Sierpinski Triangle and Pyramid, Menger Sponge, Julia Mandelbrot sets - Alt. Fractals explores the world of variations one step removed from the usual textbook versions."--Back cover.

The Geometry of Pasta Book
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The Geometry of Pasta


  • Author : Jacob Kenedy
  • Publisher : Boxtree
  • Release Date : 2021-05-25
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760986391

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The Geometry of Pasta Excerpt :

Beautiful, and an instant classic' Nigella Lawson 'Really delicious, authentic pasta recipes' Jamie Oliver 'Every cook – from the novice to the seasoned chef – will learn something from this exquisite and delightful book' Jack Monroe The Italians have a secret . . . There are said to be over 300 shapes of pasta, each of which has a history, a story to tell, and an affinity with particular foods. These shapes have evolved alongside the flavours of local ingredients, and the perfect combination can turn an ordinary dish into something sublime. With a stunning cover design to celebrate its 10-year anniversary, The Geometry of Pasta pairs over 100 authentic recipes from critically acclaimed chef, Jacob Kenedy, with award-winning designer Caz Hildebrand’s incredible black-and-white designs to reveal the science, history and philosophy behind spectacular pasta dishes from all over Italy. A striking fusion of design and food, The Geometry of Pasta tells you everything you need to know about cooking and eating pasta like an Italian.

Introduction to Three Dimensional Design Book

Introduction to Three Dimensional Design


  • Author : Kimberly Elam
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Design
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616899738

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Introduction to Three Dimensional Design Excerpt :

Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design is the first book to teach graphic design students the fundamentals of three-dimensional design through hands-on drawing and model projects. The book combines key concepts with carefully crafted exercises so students can apply three-dimensional design principles in practice. From initial sketches through experimental prototypes to the final model solutions, students will develop a deeper understanding of the often complex elements and principles of three-dimensional design.

Aircraft Aerodynamic Design Book

Aircraft Aerodynamic Design


  • Author : András Sóbester
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-11-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470662571

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Aircraft Aerodynamic Design Excerpt :

Optimal aircraft design is impossible without a parametric representation of the geometry of the airframe. We need a mathematical model equipped with a set of controls, or design variables, which generates different candidate airframe shapes in response to changes in the values of these variables. This model's objectives are to be flexible and concise, and capable of yielding a wide range of shapes with a minimum number of design variables. Moreover, the process of converting these variables into aircraft geometries must be robust. Alas, flexibility, conciseness and robustness can seldom be achieved simultaneously. Aircraft Aerodynamic Design: Geometry and Optimization addresses this problem by navigating the subtle trade-offs between the competing objectives of geometry parameterization. It beginswith the fundamentals of geometry-centred aircraft design, followed by a review of the building blocks of computational geometries, the curve and surface formulations at the heart of aircraft geometry. The authors then cover a range of legacy formulations in the build-up towards a discussion of the most flexible shape models used in aerodynamic design (with a focus on lift generating surfaces). The book takes a practical approach and includes MATLAB®, Python and Rhinoceros® code, as well as ‘real-life’ example case studies. Key features: Covers effective geometry parameterization within the context of design optimization Demonstrates how geometry parameterization is an important element of modern aircraft design Includes code and case studies which enable the reader to apply each theoretical concept either as an aid to understanding or as a building block of their own geometry model Accompanied by a website hosting codes Aircraft Aerodynamic Design: Geometry and Optimization is a practical guide for researchers and practitioners in the aerospace industry, and a reference for graduate and undergraduate students in aircraft design and multidisciplinary design optimizat

Drawing Geometry Book

Drawing Geometry


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Floris Books - Floris Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN 10 : 0863156088

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Drawing Geometry Excerpt :

Geometry is both elegantly simple and infinitely profound. Many professionals find they need to be able to draw geometric shapes accurately, and this unique book shows them how. It provides step-by-step instructions for constructing two-dimensional geometric shapes, which can be readily followed by a beginner, or used as an invaluable source book by students and professionals.

The Geometry of Art and Life Book
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The Geometry of Art and Life


  • Author : Matila Costiescu Ghyka
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 1977-01-01
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 0486235424

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The Geometry of Art and Life Excerpt :

This classic study probes the geometric interrelationships between art and life in discussions ranging from dissertations by Plato, Pythagoras, and Archimedes to examples of modern architecture and art. Other topics include the Golden Section, geometrical shapes on the plane, geometrical shapes in space, crystal lattices, and other fascinating subjects. 80 plates and 64 figures.