Li: Dynamic Form in Nature

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Apr 1, 2003 - Science - 58 pages
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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 unknown in the West was known in ancient China as Li and is the sister science to Feng Shui. In this unique and insightful book are sand and wave patterns, big-cat markings, bark and leaf designs, soap and marbling swirls, crystalline and rock forms, tree branching types, and many more of nature's dynamic, sometimes enigmatic designs. Li will appeal to scientists and artists, and has far-reaching applications in graphic design, architecture, and other visual forms and sciences.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Aggregation
4
Anfractuous
6
Angulated
8
Brancha
10
Brechia
12
Cellular
14
Concentra
16
Nubilous
30
Phyllotaxy
32
Polygonal
34
Retiform
36
Rivas
38
Ripples and Dunes
40
Trigons
42
Variegatus
44

Contornare
18
Crackle
20
Filices
22
Fracture
24
Labyrinthine
26
Licheniforn
28
Vasculum
46
Vermiculate
48
Viscous Maculae
50
Li in Animal Markings
52
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David Wade is an architect.

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