Название: Origins of Form: The Shape of Natural and Man-made Things
Автор: Christopher Williams
Издательство: Taylor Trade Publishing
Количество страниц: 144
Размер: 20.6 Мб
Origins of Form is about the shape of things. What limits the height of a tree? Why is a large ship or office building more efficient than a small one? What is the similarity between a human rib cage and an airplane or a bison and a cantilevered bridge? How might we plan for things to improve as they are used instead of wearing out? The author has chosen eight criteria that constitute the major influences on three-dimensional form. These criteria comprise the eight chapters of the book: each looks at form from entirely different viewpoints. The products of both nature and man are examined and compared.