Drawing Geometry

A Primer of Basic Forms for Artists, Designers and Architects
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780863156083
Category: Architecture
Page: 87
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A professional guide to drawing two-dimensional geometric shapes in simple step-by-step instructions.

Geometry and the Visual Arts


Author: Daniel Pedoe
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486244587
Category: Mathematics
Page: 296
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This survey traces the effects of geometry on artistic achievement and clearly discusses its importance to artists and scientists. It also surveys projective geometry, mathematical curves, theories of perspective, architectural form, and concepts of space.

Drawing Geometric

Tools and Inspirations to Create Amazing Geometric Drawings
Author: Tilman Zitzmann
Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery
ISBN: 1631061658
Category: Art
Page: 300
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Let your creativity flow by drawing amazing geometric shapes! Whether you're a beginning artist looking for a way to get in touch with your creative side, a harried executive looking for a meditative hobby to reduce stress, or are already an experienced artist, learning to draw geometrically can expand your horizons, giving you a new angle on how you view your world. Even if the thought of drawing daunts you, anyone can draw simple shapes like triangles, circles, squares, and hexagons. This kit will show you how to put those shapes together in surprising ways and patterns. This kit includes: - Hypotroid Spirograph Stencil Ruler for creating amazing spiral drawings - Two 8x6 geometric drawing stencils featuring a wide variety of geometric shapes - 112 page drawing tablet with illustraitions and prompts to guide you on your journey of drawing geometric - Plus empty pages for your own amazing creations!

Making Geometry

Exploring Three-dimensional Forms
Author: Jon Allen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780863159145
Category: Art
Page: 136
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Professional guide to making three-dimensional models of all the Platonic and Archimedian solids in step-by-step instructions.

The Geometry of Creation

Architectural Drawing and the Dynamics of Gothic Design
Author: Robert Bork
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351888978
Category: History
Page: 488
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The flowering of Gothic architecture depended to a striking extent on the use of drawing as a tool of design. By drawing precise "blueprints" with simple tools such as the compass and straightedge, Gothic draftsmen were able to develop a linearized architecture of unprecedented complexity and sophistication. Examination of their surviving drawings can provide valuable and remarkably intimate information about the Gothic design process. Gothic drawings include compass pricks, uninked construction lines, and other telltale traces of the draftsman's geometrically based working method. The proportions of the drawings, moreover, are those actually intended by the designer, uncompromised by errors introduced in the construction process. All of these features make these drawings ideal subjects for the study of Gothic design practice, but their geometry has to date received little systematic attention. This book offers a new perspective on Gothic architectural creativity. It shows, in a series of rigorous geometrical case studies, how Gothic design evolved over time, in two senses: in the hours of the draftsman's labor, and across the centuries of the late Middle Ages. In each case study, a series of computer graphics show in unprecedented detail how a medieval designer could have developed his architectural concept step by step, using only basic geometrical operations. Taken together, these analyses demonstrate both remarkable methodological continuity across the Gothic era, and the progressive development of new and sophisticated permutations on venerable design themes. This rich tradition ultimately gave way in the Renaissance not because of any inherent problem with Gothic architecture, but because the visual language of Classicism appealed more directly to the pretensions of Humanist princes than the more abstract geometrical order of Gothic design, as the book's final chapter demonstrates.

Beautiful Geometry


Author: Eli Maor,Eugen Jost
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400848334
Category: Mathematics
Page: 208
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If you've ever thought that mathematics and art don't mix, this stunning visual history of geometry will change your mind. As much a work of art as a book about mathematics, Beautiful Geometry presents more than sixty exquisite color plates illustrating a wide range of geometric patterns and theorems, accompanied by brief accounts of the fascinating history and people behind each. With artwork by Swiss artist Eugen Jost and text by math historian Eli Maor, this unique celebration of geometry covers numerous subjects, from straightedge-and-compass constructions to intriguing configurations involving infinity. The result is a delightful and informative illustrated tour through the 2,500-year-old history of one of the most important branches of mathematics.

Ruler and Compass

Practical Geometric Constructions
Author: Andrew Sutton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802717764
Category: Mathematics
Page: 64
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An introduction to geometry without measurements.

Geometric Constructions


Author: George E. Martin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461206294
Category: Mathematics
Page: 206
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Geometric constructions have been a popular part of mathematics throughout history. The first chapter here is informal and starts from scratch, introducing all the geometric constructions from high school that have been forgotten or were never learned. The second chapter formalises Plato's game, and examines problems from antiquity such as the impossibility of trisecting an arbitrary angle. After that, variations on Plato's theme are explored: using only a ruler, a compass, toothpicks, a ruler and dividers, a marked rule, or a tomahawk, ending in a chapter on geometric constructions by paperfolding. The author writes in a charming style and nicely intersperses history and philosophy within the mathematics, teaching a little geometry and a little algebra along the way. This is as much an algebra book as it is a geometry book, yet since all the algebra and geometry needed is developed within the text, very little mathematical background is required. This text has been class tested for several semesters with a master's level class for secondary teachers.

Islamic Geometric Design


Author: Eric Broug
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500516959
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
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Islamic geometric designs are admired worldwide for their beauty and marvellous intricacy, yet in truth they are seldom understood. Indeed, their complexity and artistry can seem almost beyond the powers of human ingenuity. In this handsomely illustrated volume, artist and teacher Eric Broug analyses and explains these complex designs in their historical and physical context. His own original drawings accompany magnificent photographs of mosques, madrasas, palaces and tombs from the Islamic world, ranging from North Africa to Iran and Uzbekistan, and from the 8th to the 19th centuries. Chapters are devoted to each of the main families of geometric design fourfold, fivefold and sixfold and to the complex combined patterns. Every design is carefully explained, and illustrated with a wealth of stunning photographs and clear, meticulously detailed drawings. Readers can follow the design processes by which these patterns were created and even learn to reproduce and invent geometric patterns for themselves, using exactly the same tools as the Islamic craftsmen of old: a ruler and a pair of compasses.

Squaring the Circle

Geometry in Art and Architecture
Author: Paul Calter
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: 554
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Geometry is a dynamic branch of mathematics that also serves as a creative tool for engineers, artists, and architects. Squaring the Circle: Geometry in Art and Architecture includes all the topics necessary for a solid foundation in geometry and explores the timeless influence of geometry on art and architecture. The text offers wide-ranging exercise sets and related projects that allow students to practice and master the mathematics presented. Each chapter introduces mathematical concepts geometrically and illustrates their nontraditional applications in art and architecture throughout the centuries. Appropriate for both basic mathematics courses and cross-discipline courses in mathematics and art, Squaring the Circle requires no previous mathematics.

Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design


Author: J. Bourgoin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486155315
Category: Design
Page: 204
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Nearly 200 examples exhibit the wide range of Islamic art, including hexagon and octagon designs, combinations of stars and rosettes, and many variations on other geometric patterns.

Islamic Geometric Patterns


Author: Eric Broug
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500294680
Category:
Page: 144
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The marvels of Islamic patterns--the most recognizable visual expression of Islamic art and architecture--are not just a beautiful accident. The ancient practitioners of this craft used traditional methods of measurement to create dazzling geometric compositions, often based on the repetition of a single pattern. The results are magnificent in their beauty and awe-inspiring in their execution.Now, with the aid of this book, everyone can learn how to master this ancient art and create their own intricate patterns or re-create classic examples. All that is needed is a pencil, a ruler, a compass, and a steady hand. Technical tips demonstrate the geometric basics such as how to create designs from one of the foundational "family" shapes: a square, hexagon, or pentagon. This is followed by step-by-step instructions for reproducing some of the best examples of geometric patterns.Islamic Geometric Patterns contains twenty-three geometric patterns and brief histories of some of the most famous and beautiful Islamic art and architecture from around the world. This revised edition features seven new patterns from locations including: Ak Medrese in Nigde, Turkey; Chellah necropolis in Rabat, Morocco; Shah Jahan Mosque in Thatta, Pakistan; the Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah in Agra, India; the Alcazar in Seville, Spain; Zaouia Moulay Idriss II in Fes, Morocco; and Darwish Pasha Mosque in Damascus, Syria.

The Hidden Geometry of Life

The Science and Spirituality of Nature
Author: Karen L. French
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 178028845X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 240
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Encompassing nature, science, art, architecture, and spirituality, and illustrated with over 700 photographs and line drawings, "The Hidden Geometry of Life" illuminates the secret underpinnings of existence. In her trademark easy-to-understand style, mathematician Karen French shows how sacred geometry permeates every level of being, manifesting itself in simple shapes and numbers, music and sounds, light and color, even in the mysteries of creation itself. But these geometrical archetypes are more than the building blocks of reality: they are gateways to profound new levels of awareness.

Geometry of Construction


Author: Trafalgar Bertram Nichols,Norman Keep
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781873394892
Category: Architecture
Page: 236
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Geometry of Construction has long been acknowledged as the most concise and instructive guide to the technical geometry of the construction industry, and a vital resource for students in architecture, carpentry, stonemasonry and engineering. Beginning with the very basics of technical drawing, it provides a series of increasingly complex exercises to clearly explain all that the reader needs to know about geometry. Each topic is covered with a detailed diagram and carefully written instructions, enabling the student to progress from basics such as the circle and construction of scales, to some of the most complex challenges including the entasis of a column, an ionic volute, the hemispherical dome and the setting out of barrel vaulting. The authors, T. B. Nichols and N. P. Keep, both worked extensively in the construction industry before moving into teaching, so they were ideally suited to produce this highly practical guide. First published in 1947, a revised edition, incorporating numerous suggestions from students and lecturers on Raking Sections, the Projection of Points, of Lines, and of Planes, the True Lengths of Lines, the Oblique Plane and on Roof Surfaces, was produced in 1954. Last published in 1966, it has been unobtainable since then. It remains one of the most useful books for any student in the construction industry.

Islamic Geometric Patterns

Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction
Author: Jay Bonner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1441902171
Category: Mathematics
Page: 595
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The main focus of this unique book is an in-depth examination of the polygonal technique; the primary method used by master artists of the past in creating Islamic geometric patterns. The author details the design methodology responsible for this all-but-lost art form and presents evidence for its use from the historical record, both of which are vital contributions to the understanding of this ornamental tradition. Additionally, the author examines the historical development of Islamic geometric patterns, the significance of geometric design within the broader context of Islamic ornament as a whole, the formative role that geometry plays throughout the Islamic ornamental arts (including calligraphy, the floral idiom, dome decoration, geometric patterns, and more), and the underexamined question of pattern classification. Featuring over 600 beautiful color images, Islamic Geometric Patterns: Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Con struction is a valuable addition to the literature of Islamic art, architecture and geometric patterns. This book is ideal for students and scholars of geometry, the history of mathematics, and the history of Islamic art, architecture, and culture. In addition, artists, designers, craftspeople, and architects will all find this book an exceptionally informative and useful asset in their fields. Jay Bonner is an architectural ornamentalist and unaffiliated scholar of Islamic geometric design. He received his MDes from the Royal College of Art in London (1983). He has contributed ornamental designs for many international architectural projects, including the expansion of both the al-Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Mecca, and the al-Masjid an Nawabi (Prophet’s Mosque) in Medina, as well the Tomb of Sheikh Hujwiri in Lahore, and the Ismaili Centre in London – to name but a few. He is committed to the revitalization of Islamic geometric design through the teaching of traditional methodological practices. To this end, in addition to publishing, Jay Bonner has lectured and taught design seminars at many universities and conferences in North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia.

Constructions

Creating Geometric Figures
Author: Tammy Pelli,Tammy Pelli Leonard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781930820432
Category: Education
Page: 64
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Topics include: Segment Constructions; Angles Constructions; Constructions Based on Congruent Triangle Theorems; Special Segments in Triangles; Circle Constructions.

Ruler and the round

or, Angle trisection and circle division
Author: Nicholas D. Kazarinoff
Publisher: PWS Pub. Co.
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mathematics
Page: 138
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The Hidden Geometry of Flowers

Living Rhythms, Form and Number
Author: Keith Critchlow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780863158063
Category: Mathematics
Page: 446
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A beautiful and original book from a renowned thinker and geometrist