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Li : dynamic form in nature

Author: David Wade
Publisher: New York : Walker & Company, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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David Wade Has Spent a Lifetime gathering and organizing the extraordinary families of surface patterns that nature throws up at every scale. The study of these shapes -- a subject virtually unheard of in the West -- was known in ancient China as li and was the sister science to Feng Shui. In this unique and insightful book are sand and wave patterns, bigcat markings, bark and leaf designs, soap and marbling swirls,
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Wade
ISBN: 0802714102 9780802714107
OCLC Number: 51478035
Description: 58 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Aggregation --
Anfractuous --
Angulated --
Brancha --
Brechia --
Cellular --
Concentra --
Contornare --
Crackle --
Filices --
Fracture --
Labyrinthine --
Licheniform --
Nubilous --
Phyllotaxy --
Polygonal --
Retiform --
Rivas --
Ripples and Dunes --
Trigons --
Variegatus --
Vasculum --
Vermiculate --
Viscous Maculae --
Li in Animal Markings.
Responsibility: written and illustrated by David Wade.
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David Wade Has Spent a Lifetime gathering and organizing the extraordinary families of surface patterns that nature throws up at every scale. The study of these shapes -- a subject virtually unheard of in the West -- was known in ancient China as li and was the sister science to Feng Shui. In this unique and insightful book are sand and wave patterns, bigcat markings, bark and leaf designs, soap and marbling swirls, crystalline and rock forms, tree branching types, and many other of.

Nature's dynamic, sometimes enigmatic designs. Li will appeal to scientists and artists, and has farreaching applications in graphic design, architecture, and other visual disciplines and sciences. Book jacket.

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