Synopses & Reviews
This classic book offers imaginative insight into the area where mathematics and the arts meet. It can be used as a practical tool by the architect, designer or scientist who has to deal with such problems such as space defining, distribution patterns, space-filling properties, packing and stacking, economy grids and communication linkages.
"'Keith Critchlow has one of the centurys rare conceptual minds. He is continually inspired by the conceptioning of both earliest and latest record. He lauds the work of others while himself pouring forth, in great modesty, whole vista-filling new realizations of natures mathematical structuring. Keith Critchlow has added a new all-space filling snub-tetrahedron to the set of such known polyhedra the cube, rhombic dodecahedron, the asymmetric tetrahedron and the asymmetric hexahedron (which latter two I had the good fortune to discover). He is one of the most inspiring scholar-teachers I have had the privilege to know." Buckminster Fuller
"Exceptionally clean, clear and unpretentious...with an imaginative yet very precise and economical use of drawings." The Times Educational Supplement
"Universal in its scope...as inspiring as the 'pattern' books of the past." Interior Design
About the Author
Keith Critchlow FRCA FLA was born in 1933 and studied at Summerhill, Chelsea and St. Martin's Schools of Art and the Royal College of Art. He has taught throughout the British Isles and internationally, in art and architecture schools and universities. In particular, he taught for many years at Slade School of Fine Art and the Architectural Association and was Director of both the Kairos Foundation and the Visual Islamic Arts Unit at the Royal College of Art. He is currently Acting Director of Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Department at the Prince's Foundation for Architecture and the Urban Environment.