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, 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.