Order in Space: A Design Source Book

Thames and Hudson (London) 1976, English text 119 pp.

This book offers fresh and imaginative insight into the area where mathematics and the arts meet. It can also be used as a practical tool by the architect, designer or scientist who has to deal with such problems as space defining, distribution patterns, space-filling properties, packing and stacking, economy grids and communication. The author provides a systematic analysis of those space-defining geometries that are relevant to solving design problems and understanding the ordered division of space. He develops this thesis from the point of view of the `experimental mathematician' - a term coined to describe one aspect of the work of the designer Buckminster Fuller.


updated 1993