WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information, beautifully designed and printed!
“Fascinating” FINANCIAL TIMES. “Beautiful” LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. “Rich and Artful” THE LANCET. “Genuinely mind-expanding” FORTEAN TIMES. “Excellent” NEW SCIENTIST. “Stunning” NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.
Included in this set:
Crop Circles by Michael Glickman
A Little Book of Coincidence by John Martineau
Sacred Geometry by Miranda Lundy
Sacred Number by Miranda Lundy
Golden Section by Scott Olsen
Ruler & Compass by Andrew Sutton
Perspective by Phobe McNaughton
Fractals by Oliver Linton
The crop circles which appear in British fields on short summer nights have quickly become the most famous works of modern art on Earth. Perfectly conceived, priceless and expertly crafted by artists unknown, the formations are an environmental triumph – the highest form of spin in art. This small volume, by architect, inventor and world-famous crop circle commentator Michael Glickman, tells the central tale of the evolution of design and form within this beautiful and quintessentially British mystery.
Little Book of Coincidence
Venus draws a beautiful pentagram around Earth every eight years. Jupiter’s two largest moons draw a perfect four-fold flower. The Planets grandly play out the slow Music of the Spheres. Is there a secret structure hidden in the Solar System? Packed with great illustrations and serious research from many sources, this internationally bestselling little book by cosmologist John Martineau will instantly retune your cosmological circuits to the extraordinary and primary patterns behind Life, the Universe and Everything. WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. “Fascinating” FINANCIAL TIMES. “Beautiful” LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. “Rich and Artful” THE LANCET. “Genuinely mind-expanding” FORTEAN TIMES. “Excellent” NEW SCIENTIST. “Stunning” NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.
Following on from the incredible US success of her bestselling “Sacred Geometry”, Miranda Lundy here describes the secret qualities of quantities. Why is five associated with life? What has eleven got to do with the mile? A beautiful and thought-provoking book, with single pages on the numbers 1 to 12 and extensive appendices for the more advanced reader, “Sacred Number” is a literary and design first, and a timeless gem for people of all professions and ages.
Ruler & Compass
Ruler and Compass – How do you draw a heptagon? What about a heptakaidecagon? How do you fit circles perfectly into triangles? And around them? If the computer is down – could you do it with ruler and compass? In this unique little book, Andrew Sutton guides you through the once treasured principles of ruler and compass constructions, used for centuries by architects, carpenters, stonemasons and master craftsmen. Designed to last until the lights go out, this is a timeless book.
Sacred geometry is one of the oldest subjects on Earth, from the great Pyramid to Gothic Architecture to modern design, certain timeless and universal principles have been studied, contemplated and put to use. This book covers the golden section, two-dimensional grids and more.
What was the golden secret known to Leonardo da Vinci, Kepler, Plato and the ancient magicians? Can there really be a key to nature and life itself? In this small but compact volume, internationally renowned divine proportion supersleuth Dr. Olsen unravels perhaps the greatest mystery of all time, a code that seems to underly life, the universe and everything, a pattern we instinctively recognise as beautiful, and which nature herself uses at every scale. Designed for artists and scientists alike, this is the smallest, densest and most beautiful book on the golden section ever produced.
Are things really smaller when they are further away? Can something be clearly visible but not there at all? Is it possible to have a direct and true experience of reality? In this delightful and informative little book Phoebe McNaughton takes us on a classical journey through the history of artistic perspective, showing how the eye can be tricked and confused, the brain befuddled, and the philosopher inside all of us awakened by the nature of illusio.
What are fractals? Why are they such fun? How do you make one? Why is a dripping tap not as random as it seems? What is chaos? Is the Mandelbrot Set really the most complex object in mathematics? In this beautifully illustrated book, fractal-hunter Oliver Linton takes us on a fascinating journey into the mathematics of fractals and chaos, diving into many kinds of self- similar structures to reveal some of the most recently discovered and intriguing patterns in science and nature.