In an extended discussion on the theory of polyhedra, Beyond the Cube explores the ways in which coupling cube to tetrahedron produces an array of other polyhedra that enable the expansion of design sources beyond the cube. The book examines the geometric laws that govern many of these shapes - prisms, antiprisms, domes, and folded plate structures, as well as space frames - and surveys the symbolic meanings ascribed to many polyhedra. Structural aspects of polyhedra are examined from two points of view, that of the structural engineer and that of the designer using CAD for the purpose of visualization and formal transformations.The book examines the geometric laws that govern many of these shapes - prisms, antiprisms, domes, and folded plate structures, as well as space frames - and surveys the symbolic meanings ascribed to many polyhedra.

Title | : | Beyond the Cube |

Author | : | J. François Gabriel |

Publisher | : | John Wiley & Sons - 1997-08-12 |

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