Beginning with polygons and tessellations. It proceeds in a logical sequence to finite polyhedra, dual polyhedra, space filling, and open packings. Important considerations of symmetry, periodic and uniform patterns, and regular and semiregular forms are presented. Because the understanding of polyhedra is enhanced by the manipulation of models, a chapter on both two- and three-dimensional constructions is included.
This uniquely valuable reference work will be welcomed by designers, architects, mathematicians, and scientists who are interested in a graphic, yet rigorous, presentation of form and spatlal options. This little book will be a delightful addition to the libraries of those readers who are entranced by the intriguing subject of polyhedra.
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About the Author
Susan Pearce has worked in the field of institutional advancement for over 38 years and has experience in all aspects of fundraising for non-profit organizations. She is currently Senior Vice President of Phillips & Associates, a fundraising- management firm. Prior to joining Phillips and Associates, she served as Vice President of the Unified Fund of the Music Center of Los Angeles County. Before that she was Vice President for College Advancement at Whittier College, and Director of Development at Caltech.
Prior to her work Institutional Advancement, Susan worked as a research assistant School of Design at the California Institute of the Arts, after which she joined Peter Pearce at his company, Synestructics, Inc. In addition to her various management and design functions, she edited Structure in Nature Is a Strategy Design and constructed many of the models and helped execute many of the drawings that appear in that book.
Susan graduated from UCLA with an A.B. in Zoology.