Geometry of Design

Geometry of Design
Author: Kimberly Elam
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781568982496
ISBN 13: 1568982496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geometry of Design Book Review:

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.

Geometry of Design Revised and Updated

Geometry of Design  Revised and Updated
Author: Kimberly Elam
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN 10: 9781616890360
ISBN 13: 1616890363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geometry of Design Revised and Updated Book Review:

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

Geometry of Design
Author: Nam-Ho Kim,Ashok Kumar,Harold F. Snider
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-11-11
ISBN 10: 1782421742
ISBN 13: 9781782421740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geometry of Design Book Review:

Engineering drawing is the "instrument of communication" upon which the designer must place all information necessary to define a new product. Computer-aided design (CAD) courses often involve teaching solid modelling software, and we view CAD as an engineering communication tool for manufacturing. As the technology of engineering design is in transition from paper drawings to solid models, its education must address the challenge of covering both technologies. Geometry of design integrates drafting technology based on experience with engineering design education. This workbook has evolved from the course “Computer-Aided Graphics and Design” at the University of Florida, and many pages of this textbook can be used for student assignments. In order to help students to familiarize themselves with the manufacturing field experience, most assignments are to be submitted in the form of complete working drawings of the parts and assembly. The first three chapters introduce basic engineering drawing definitions and practices. The following four chapters cover design and descriptive geometry, and subsequent chapters move on to dimensions, assembly line design and surface development.

The Geometry of Creation

The Geometry of Creation
Author: Robert Bork
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1351888978
ISBN 13: 9781351888974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geometry of Creation Book Review:

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.

The Geometry of Environment

The Geometry of Environment
Author: Lionel March,Philip Steadman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 100069111X
ISBN 13: 9781000691115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geometry of Environment Book Review:

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

Fractal Geometry in Architecture and Design
Author: Carl Bovill
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2013-03-11
ISBN 10: 1461208432
ISBN 13: 9781461208433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fractal Geometry in Architecture and Design Book Review:

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.

The Geometry of Pasta

The Geometry of Pasta
Author: Jacob Kenedy,Caz Hildebrand
Publsiher: Boxtree
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 1760986399
ISBN 13: 9781760986391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geometry of Pasta Book Review:

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.

Aircraft Aerodynamic Design

Aircraft Aerodynamic Design
Author: András Sóbester,Alexander I J Forrester
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-11-03
ISBN 10: 0470662573
ISBN 13: 9780470662571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Typographic Systems of Design

Typographic Systems of Design
Author: Kimberly Elam
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2007-05-03
ISBN 10: 9781568986876
ISBN 13: 1568986874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Typographic Systems of Design Book Review:

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.

Islamic Design

Islamic Design
Author: Daud Sutton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2007-11-13
ISBN 10: 0802716350
ISBN 13: 9780802716354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Design Book Review:

An exploration of the construction and meaning of Islamic geometric patterns. Throughout their long history the craft traditions of the Islamic world evolved a multitude of styles applied to a great variety of media but always with unifying factors that make them instantly recognizable. Harmony is central. There are two key aspects to the visual structure of Islamic design--calligraphy using Arabic script (one of the world's great calligraphic traditions) and abstract ornamentation using a varied but remarkably integrated visual language. Focusing on Islamic geometric patterns, simple and complex, man-made and in nature, this book offers unique insight into Islamic culture.

Designing Learning Environments for Developing Understanding of Geometry and Space

Designing Learning Environments for Developing Understanding of Geometry and Space
Author: Richard Lehrer,Daniel Chazan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 504
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 0805819487
ISBN 13: 9780805819489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Learning Environments for Developing Understanding of Geometry and Space Book Review:

This volume reflects an appreciation of the interactive roles of subject matter, teacher, student, and technologies in designing classrooms that promote understanding of geometry and space. Although these elements of geometry education are mutually constituted, the book is organized to highlight, first, the editors' vision of a general geometry education; second, the development of student thinking in everyday and classroom contexts; and third, the role of technologies. Rather than looking to high school geometry as the locus--and all too often, the apex--of geometric reasoning, the contributors to this volume suggest that reasoning about space can and should be successfully integrated with other forms of mathematics, starting at the elementary level and continuing through high school. Reintegrating spatial reasoning into the mathematical mainstream--indeed, placing it at the core of K-12 mathematics environments that promote learning with understanding--will mean increased attention to problems in modeling, structure, and design and reinvigoration of traditional topics such as measure, dimension, and form. Further, the editors' position is that the teaching of geometry and spatial visualization in school should not be compressed into a characterization of Greek geometry, but should include attention to contributions to the mathematics of space that developed subsequent to those of the Greeks. This volume is essential reading for those involved in mathematics education at all levels, including university faculty, researchers, and graduate students.

Architectural Geometry

Architectural Geometry
Author: Helmut Pottmann,Andreas Asperl,Michael Hofer,Axel Kilian
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105130547487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architectural Geometry Book Review:

Architectural Geometry is the first book to introduce a revolutionary new approach to design. Geometry lies at the core of the architectural design process. It is omnipresent, from the initial form-finding stages to the actual construction. Modern constructive geometry provides a variety of tools for the efficient design, analysis, and manufacture of complex shapes. This results in new challenges for architecture. However, the architectural application also poses new problems to geometry. Architectural geometry is therefore an entire research area, currently emerging at the border between applied geometry and architecture. Written for students, architects, construction engineers, and industrial designers – Architectural Geometry is a source of inspiration for scientists interested in applications of geometry processing in architecture and art. With over 700 pages, including 2,100 full-color images of built architecture, architectural projects, and artwork, Architectural Geometry takes readers from basic to advanced geometry then leads them to the cutting-edge of research in the architectural geometry field.

Drawing Geometry

Drawing Geometry
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Floris Books - Floris Books
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780863156083
ISBN 13: 0863156088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawing Geometry Book Review:

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 Hand Sewing

The Geometry of Hand Sewing
Author: Natalie Chanin
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 1683351231
ISBN 13: 9781683351238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geometry of Hand Sewing Book Review:

As makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another. But when Natalie Chanin and her Alabama Chanin and The School of Making teams began to look at needlework closely, they realized all stitches are based on geometric grid systems—and by using grids as guides, they could make learning stitches, even seemingly elaborate ones, as easy as child’s play. In The Geometry of Hand-Sewing Chanin presents their breakthrough method, featuring illustrated instructions (for both right- and left-handed stitchers) for more than 100 stitches—from the most basic straight and chain to the more fanciful feather and herringbone; photos of both right and wrong sides; and guidelines for modifying stitches to increase one’s repertoire further. To simplify learning, the book also offers downloads for two stitching cards with the grids on which every stitch in the book is based. These printable cards can be used as stencils for transferring grids to fabric.

Alt fractals

Alt fractals
Author: Eric Baird
Publsiher: Chocolate Tree Books
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 0955706831
ISBN 13: 9780955706837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alt fractals Book Review:

A range of fractal types and variations drawn and discussed, with over 200 illustrations and diagrams.

Engineering Graphics

Engineering Graphics
Author: Aleksandr Yurievich Brailov
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 3319297198
ISBN 13: 9783319297194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Graphics Book Review:

This professional treatise on engineering graphics emphasizes engineering geometry as the theoretical foundation for communication of design ideas with real world structures and products. It considers each theoretical notion of engineering geometry as a complex solution of direct- and inverse-problems of descriptive geometry and each solution of basic engineering problems presented is accompanied by construction of biunique two- and three-dimension models of geometrical images. The book explains the universal structure of formal algorithms of the solutions of positional, metric, and axonometric problems, as well as the solutions of problems of construction in developing a curvilinear surface. The book further characterizes and explains the added laws of projective connections to facilitate construction of geometrical images in any of eight octants. Laws of projective connections allow constructing the complex drawing of a geometrical image in the American system of measurement and the European system of measurement without errors and mistakes. The arrangement of projections of a geometrical image on the complex drawing corresponds to an arrangement of views of a product in the projective drawing for the European system of measurement. The volume is ideal for engineers working on a range of design projects as well as for students of civil, structural, and industrial engineering and engineering design.

Ad Quadratum

Ad Quadratum
Author: Nancy Y. Wu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 1351960857
ISBN 13: 9781351960854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ad Quadratum Book Review:

The purpose of the project is to provide the most up-to-date survey on issues dealing with practical geometry and how it might have been applied in the design of medieval architecture. Chronologically, the topics cover a wide span - from early Medieval through Late Gothic. Geographically, the monuments under discussion range from Early Medieval Florence through Carolingian Germany, Crusader Cyprus, Romanesque France and Gothic England. The applications of both geometry and metrology are considered in this volume, often with illustrations generated by computer-assisted design (CAD) software. The project therefore offers recent scholarship in the field, as well as cutting-edge technology which helps propel the pursuit of such studies. To this end, the project is the first of its kind both in terms of its focus and its comprehensiveness. Such a project is sorely needed to introduce this highly specialized discipline to other historians of art, history, and science of the Middle Ages, as well as historians in most humanistic areas.

The Geometry of Art and Life

The Geometry of Art and Life
Author: Matila Costiescu Ghyka
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1977-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780486235424
ISBN 13: 0486235424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geometry of Art and Life Book Review:

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.

Geometric Design of Roads Handbook

Geometric Design of Roads Handbook
Author: Keith M. Wolhuter
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2015-10-05
ISBN 10: 1482288729
ISBN 13: 9781482288728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geometric Design of Roads Handbook Book Review:

Explore the Art and Science of Geometric Design The Geometric Design of Roads Handbook covers the design of the visible elements of the road—its horizontal and vertical alignments, the cross-section, intersections, and interchanges. Good practice allows the smooth and safe flow of traffic as well as easy maintenance. Geometric design is covered in depth. The book also addresses the underpinning disciplines of statistics, traffic flow theory, economic and utility analysis, systems analysis, hydraulics and drainage, capacity analysis, coordinate calculation, environmental issues, and public transport. Background Material for the Practicing Designer A key principle is recognizing what the driver wishes to do rather than what the vehicle can do. The book takes a human factors approach to design, drawing on the concept of the "self-explaining road." It also emphasizes the need for consistency of design and shows how this can be quantified, and sets out the issues of the design domain context, the extended design domain concept, and the design exception. The book is not simply an engineering manual, but properly explores context-sensitive design. Discover and Develop Real-World Solutions Changes in geometric design over the last few years have been dramatic and far-reaching and this is the first book to draw these together into a practical guide which presents a proper and overriding philosophy of design for road and highway designers, and students. This text: Covers the basics of geometric design Explores key aspects of multimodal design Addresses drainage and environmental issues Reviews practical standards, procedures, and guidelines Provides additional references for further reading A practical guide for graduate students taking geometric design, traffic operations/capacity analysis, and public transport, the Geometric Design of Roads Handbook introduces a novel approach that addresses the human aspect in the design process and incorporates relevant concepts that can help readers create and implement safe and efficient designs.

Islamic Geometric Design

Islamic Geometric Design
Author: Eric Broug
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780500516959
ISBN 13: 0500516952
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Geometric Design Book Review:

Islamic geometric designs are admired worldwide for their beauty and marvellous intricacy, yet in truth they are seldom understood. Indeed, their complexity and artistry can seem almost beyond the powers of human ingenuity. In this handsomely illustrated volume, artist and teacher Eric Broug analyses and explains these complex designs in their historical and physical context. His own original drawings accompany magnificent photographs of mosques, madrasas, palaces and tombs from the Islamic world, ranging from North Africa to Iran and Uzbekistan, and from the 8th to the 19th centuries. Chapters are devoted to each of the main families of geometric design fourfold, fivefold and sixfold and to the complex combined patterns. Every design is carefully explained, and illustrated with a wealth of stunning photographs and clear, meticulously detailed drawings. Readers can follow the design processes by which these patterns were created and even learn to reproduce and invent geometric patterns for themselves, using exactly the same tools as the Islamic craftsmen of old: a ruler and a pair of compasses.