3D Thinking in Design & Architecture – April 2018

3D Thinking – Geometry culture and design throughout human history – April 2018

Will be available internationally through Amazon, Thames & Hudson UK and USA. UKP 39.95. 328 pages, over one thousand illustrations and photos.

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.

 

PCCAPS

Have been working with three high school seniors, and one junior, on projects for Rockwell Collins and Overstock.Com – as part of the PCAPS program, Park City, Utah. The CAPS concept is to link students with corporations and have them work on real projects that will build their professional skills, broaden their experience with hardware and software platforms, and push them into situations that need innovation and sheer hard work. The learning curve for some of the software is pretty steep – but the students are doing well. Next semester I’ll have ten students and we have some interesting projects lined up including one for the USAF.