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Drawing Geometry: A Primer of Basic Forms for Artists, Designers and Architects Paperback – October 15, 2007
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'The author has produced a reference work for those wishing to construct regular polyhedra and an interesting collection of photographs of plants.'
– Science Group of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain Newsletter
'Simply an excellent guide book... it subtly leads into a meditative state followed by the catharsis of achieving perfection. Beyond that it encourages the intelligent eye to go exploring for these shapes in nature... a splendid inspiration.'
– Pentacle Magazine
'A simple and beautiful book... The beauty of the proportions is palpable, especially when illustrated alongside the flowers whose designs reflect the same principles. The instructions and illustrations are equally clear.'
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About the Author
Jon Allen has been a practising architect for twenty-five years. He has worked closely with Keith Critchlow, a world authority on geometry, and has developed a particular interest in the application of geometry in architectural design. He lives in London. He is also the author of Making Geometry (Floris Books, 2012). Professor Keith Critchlow is a well-known lecturer and author. He is a founder member of RILKO (Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation), a founder member and Director of Studies of Kairos and a founder member and President of the Temenos Academy. He has been a senior lecturer at the Architectural Association in London and has taught Islamic Art at the Royal College of Art; he now lectures worldwide on architecture and sacred geometry. His many previous books include Order in Space, Islamic Patterns: An Analytical and Cosmological Approach, Markings: Aerial Views of Sacred Landscapes, and Soul as Sphere and Androgyne.
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This book outlines the planning and layouts of up to 13 sided figures! The designs are works of art in themselves, and how a person can come up with a pentagram from a hexagon, was fantastic! Jon even has an illustration containing all the shapes from three sided to ten sided in one circle radiating from the same bottom base line.
And for the Mathmatical Geometry junkies out there, there are from page 65 to 84, rough freehand geometric calculations using scientific notations i.e. Sin, CoSin, Tan, and Square roots to probe the accuracy and construction of each drawing! WOW!
Soooo...If you are not totally right handed, and could never fully figure out what all that jargon means, the front of the book has it drawn out in very Artistic left handed, and right brained, accuracy! I highly recommend this book to anybody willing to stretch the inner workings of both his/her left and right brained capabilities!
The techniques clearly presented in these pages will make manual parts layout faster, and your results better.