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An introduction to tensegrity

The concept of tensegrity, in which tensile and compressive elements are carefully balanced to...

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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...

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1976

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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:

  1. 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...
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1976

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Language of pattern

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Inspired by Islamic decorative patterns, the authors of this book (who are all designers) explore pattern step by step, beginning with simple...

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1974

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Kaleidocycles

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Combining interesting explanations with 3-dimensional models to cut out and glue together, this book is an exploration of the symmetries of Escher's plane tilings. Some designs fold to make...

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1977

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Penguin book of kites

 

An introduction to the making and flying of kites, with more than one hundred patterns ranging from simple paper versions to highly efficient and complicated giants.

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1976

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Using woodwork tools

This book describes a variety of woodworking tools and how to use them.

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1974

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Advanced geometrical and engineering drawing

This volume is presented at a time when British industry is preparing to introduce the metric system into its drawing and design departments and workshops.  

 

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1974

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Advanced level technical drawing: third edition

 

A comprehensive textbook covering the A-level examinations in geometrical and engineering drawing suitable for both individual and class work.

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1975

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