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Author Burrows, Roger, 1945- author.

Title 3D thinking in design and architecture : from antiquity to the future / Roger Burrows.

Publication Info. New York : Thames & Hudson, 2018.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  720.1516 B946t 2018    ---  Available
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Description 328 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 29 cm
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Summary The geometric foundations, forms, and patterns in today's architecture, design and, decorative arts can trace their origins in past cultures. From humankind's first path-like doodles on cave walls through to the higher abstractions developed to make accurate measurements and predictions, the three-dimensional forms we design and build have always been dependent on available materials, human needs, and the limits of our imaginations. '3D Thinking in Design and Architecture' tells the story of the intimate relationship between geometry, mathematics and man-made design throughout human history, from the Neolithic period through the Indian, Egyptian, Babylonian, Chinese, Greek, Celtic, Islamic and Renaissance cultures, to the present and the possible future. Presenting key principles that can be applied across all design disciplines, design expert Roger Burrows relates how geometry as a visual language has evolved to meet our needs, initiated new technologies, and changed the way we think about the world around us. With a wealth of original artwork by the author to explain his ideas, this book will be an essential reference and source of inspiration for students and design professionals.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Visual logic -- [I.] Visual logic through time : Neolithic geometries -- The river cultures -- Native American cultures -- The Pythagoreans -- European tribal geometry -- Geometries of the early Islamic period -- The Renaissance -- [II.] Out of the past, into the future : Modelling with equations -- Fractals -- Shape-changers -- Dynamic circles and spheres -- The future of 3D geometry -- Additional thoughts and ideas -- Glossary.
Subject Geometry in architecture -- History.
Architecture -- Mathematics.
Architectural design -- History.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- History.
Architecture, Ancient -- Influence.
Civilization, Ancient -- Influence.
Three-dimensional imaging in architecture.
Architecture and Planning.
Architectural design. (OCoLC)fst00813184
Architecture -- Mathematics. (OCoLC)fst00813479
Decoration and ornament, Architectural. (OCoLC)fst00889225
Geometry in architecture. (OCoLC)fst00940895
Three-dimensional imaging in architecture. (OCoLC)fst01764565
Architecture and Planning.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Three-dimensional thinking in design and architecture
ISBN 9780500519547 (hardcover)
0500519544 (hardcover)
Standard No. YBP14834370

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