The product of decades of teaching and research, this unique and inspirational design resource presents a history of the intimate relationships between geometry, culture and design throughout human history, from the Neolithic period through the Indian, Egyptian, Babylonian, Chinese, Greek, Celtic, Islamic, pre-Columbian and Renaissance cultures, to the present and the possible future.
Explains key principles that can be applied across all design disciplines, Roger Burrows reveals fresh insights into how geometry as a visual language has evolved to meet our needs, initiated new technologies, solved problems and changed the way we think about the world around us.
- An essential sourcebook for design and architecture students, professionals, and general interest readers.
- Covers humankind’s approaches to design and architecture across the entire range of human history and culture.
- Stimulates new ways of thinking about the pressing design challenges of our present and future.
- Illustrated with over one thousand specially created diagrams and artworks.