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Li: Dynamic Form in Nature (Wooden Books)

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Publisher Comments:

David Wade has spent a lifetime gathering and organizing the extraordinary families of surface patterns that nature throws up at every scale. The study of these shapes?a subject virtually unknown in the West?was known in ancient China as Li and is the sister science to Feng Shui. In this unique and insightful book are sand and wave patterns, big-cat markings, bark and leaf designs, soap and marbling swirls, crystalline and rock forms, tree branching types, and many more of nature?s dynamic, sometimes enigmatic designs. Li will appeal to scientists and artists, and has far-reaching applications in graphic design, architecture, and other visual forms and sciences.

Review:

"The fascinating, informative Wooden Books series blends ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. The books are thin, impeccably designed, and will stimulate more thinking and subsequent 'Eureka' moments than a dozen novels laced with narrative innovations and postmodern stylings." Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Synopsis:

David Wade has spent a lifetime gathering and organizing the extraordinary families of surface patterns that nature throws up at every scale. The study of these shapes—a subject virtually unknown in the West—was known in ancient China as Li and is the sister science to Feng Shui. In this unique and insightful book are sand and wave patterns, big-cat markings, bark and leaf designs, soap and marbling swirls, crystalline and rock forms, tree branching types, and many more of natures dynamic, sometimes enigmatic designs. Li will appeal to scientists and artists, and has far-reaching applications in graphic design, architecture, and other visual forms and sciences.
David Wade is an architect.
David Wade has spent a lifetime gathering and organizing the extraordinary families of surface patterns that nature throws up at every scale. The study of these shapes—a subject virtually unknown in the West—was known in ancient China as Li and is the sister science to Feng Shui. In this unique and insightful book are sand and wave patterns, big-cat markings, bark and leaf designs, soap and marbling swirls, crystalline and rock forms, tree branching types, and many more of nature's dynamic, sometimes enigmatic designs. Li will appeal to scientists and artists, and has far-reaching applications in graphic design, architecture, and other visual forms and sciences.
"The fascinating, informative Wooden Books series blends ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. The books . . . will stimulate more thinking and subsequent 'Eureka' moments than a dozen novels laced with narrative innovation and postmodern stylings."—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Synopsis:

A short, illustrated introduction to Li, the sister science to Feng Shui, the study of naturally occurring shapes and patterns. Illustrations.

About the Author

David Wade is an architect.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802714107
Subtitle:
Dynamic Form in Nature
Author:
Wade, David
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Pattern formation (Physical sciences)
Subject:
Pattern formation
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Wooden Books
Series Volume:
no. 15
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6.63 x 5.50 in

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Li: Dynamic Form in Nature (Wooden Books)
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Product details 64 pages Walker & Company - English 9780802714107 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The fascinating, informative Wooden Books series blends ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. The books are thin, impeccably designed, and will stimulate more thinking and subsequent 'Eureka' moments than a dozen novels laced with narrative innovations and postmodern stylings."
"Synopsis" by ,
David Wade has spent a lifetime gathering and organizing the extraordinary families of surface patterns that nature throws up at every scale. The study of these shapes—a subject virtually unknown in the West—was known in ancient China as Li and is the sister science to Feng Shui. In this unique and insightful book are sand and wave patterns, big-cat markings, bark and leaf designs, soap and marbling swirls, crystalline and rock forms, tree branching types, and many more of natures dynamic, sometimes enigmatic designs. Li will appeal to scientists and artists, and has far-reaching applications in graphic design, architecture, and other visual forms and sciences.
David Wade is an architect.
David Wade has spent a lifetime gathering and organizing the extraordinary families of surface patterns that nature throws up at every scale. The study of these shapes—a subject virtually unknown in the West—was known in ancient China as Li and is the sister science to Feng Shui. In this unique and insightful book are sand and wave patterns, big-cat markings, bark and leaf designs, soap and marbling swirls, crystalline and rock forms, tree branching types, and many more of nature's dynamic, sometimes enigmatic designs. Li will appeal to scientists and artists, and has far-reaching applications in graphic design, architecture, and other visual forms and sciences.
"The fascinating, informative Wooden Books series blends ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. The books . . . will stimulate more thinking and subsequent 'Eureka' moments than a dozen novels laced with narrative innovation and postmodern stylings."—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Synopsis" by , A short, illustrated introduction to Li, the sister science to Feng Shui, the study of naturally occurring shapes and patterns. Illustrations.
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