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A practical book on understanding and creating three-dimentional shapes
Step-by-step instructions to construct three-dimentional models of all the Platonic and Archimedian solids
A source of practical guidance for beginners and experienced artists and designers alike
Teaches professional how to make three-dimensional models of all the Platonic and Archimedian solids in step-by-step instructions.
Following on from his successful Drawing Geometry, Jon Allen explores the creation of the many-sided three-dimensional forms known as the Platonic and Archimedean solids. Based on patterns of equally spaced points on a sphere, these polyhedra have been the fundamentals of geometric exploration for millennia.
Many professionals find they need to be able to build three-dimensional shapes accurately, and understand the principles behind them. This unique book shows them how to make models of all the Platonic and Archimedean solids, as well as several other polyhedra and stellated forms. It provides step-by-step instructions for constructing the three-dimensional forms, as well as showing how to draw out accurately the geometry of the paperfold nets.
Beginners and experienced artists and designers alike will find this book a source of practical guidance, as well as delight and inspiration which will amply repay the careful attention needed to construct the models.