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Making Geometry: Exploring Three-Dimensional Forms (Paperback)Jon Allen (author)
Paperback 136 Pages / Published: 26/07/2012
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Following on from his successful Drawing Geometry, Jon Allen explores the creation of the many-sided three-dimensional forms known as the Platonic and Archimedean solids. Based on patterns of equally spaced points on a sphere, these polyhedra have been the fundamentals of geometric exploration for millennia. Many professionals find they need to be able to build three-dimensional shapes accurately, and understand the principles behind them. This unique book shows them how to make models of all the Platonic and Archimedean solids, as well as several other polyhedra and stellated forms. It provides step-by-step instructions for constructing the three-dimensional forms, as well as showing how to draw out accurately the geometry of the paperfold nets. Beginners and experienced artists and designers alike will find this book a source of practical guidance, as well as delight and inspiration which will amply repay the careful attention needed to construct the models.
Publisher: Floris Books
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 523 g
Dimensions: 229 x 210 x 15 mm
"This beautifully presented book...gives practical instructions on how to make the five Platonic regular solids and thirteen semi-regular Archimedean solids." --David Heaf, Science Group of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain 'The instructions and illustrations are very clear and could be used in the classroom.' -- Network Review
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