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An introduction to tensegrity

The concept of tensegrity, in which tensile and compressive elements are carefully balanced to archive structural integrity, permits the fabrication of curious structures, their ridged elements not touching, but suspended as if by magic, interlaced by a network of tendons. 
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1976

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Polyhedra: a visual approach

 The orderliness and regularities of polyhedra provoke intuitive feelings that they must be significant; however, systematic studies of these three - dimensional figures have been consigned to mathematical treatise. By contrast, Mr Pugh describes polyhedra in visual terms, as a series of interrelated shapes. He...
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1976

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Shapes we need: Looking and seeing 3

A series which provides an education in visual understanding and discrimination. 
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1965

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Filography

        Filography, the art of thread sculpture, is new art form using inexpensive and readily available materials with which you can create designs as individual and exciting as your imagination.
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1975

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Graphic history of architecture

 This pictorial survey of Western architecture, covering ancient Egyptian times to the present, contains two thousand drawings of buildings, ground plans, and architectural details. The book includes maps, time-charts, and a very brief text.
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1967

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Make it from wood

This book is for anyone with limited experience of woodwork an clearly demonstrates how, using basic tools and simple techniques of gluing and screwing, imaginative designs and useful objects come within even a beginner's scope. This book is a combination of step-by-step instructions, diagrams and colour ...
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1975

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Design: the man-made object

Part of 'The man-made world: a foundation course, units 33-4' Open University course.The aims of these units are:To show that the forms given to man-made objects are not simply determined by a definition of uses and performances, but by a much more complex mix of knowledge, context, and aspirations and value of the...
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1976

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Creative paper craft 1

 The aim of this book, as of succeeding volumes in this series, is to enable the learner to regain his learning faculties: ridding himself of pre - established concepts and standards, he will rediscover the delight in tools and materials, and the inventiveness to which they can lead.  
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1961

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Three-dimensional design: a cellular approach

 Here is an effective and contemporary approach to conventional one and two-dimensional modes of education. The author has borrowed 'cells' from the field of biotechnics as 'units of thought' for the solving of problems in design. He uses these space cells as units of structure and functional space. The book is...
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1969

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Art of three-dimensional design

 Profusely illustrated guide shows how basic shapes and surfaces — plane, prismatic, cylindric, conical, spherical, and more — can be adapted and combined to create hundreds of new designs. Applications are endless. Also covers properties of various materials, tools, collaborating with other designers, more. Over...
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