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Symmetry: The Ordering Principle Hardcover – Oct 17 2006

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books; 1 edition (Oct. 17 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802715389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802715388
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

David Wade is a writer and artist, and the author of the previous Wooden Book, Li: Dynamic Form in Nature. He lives in Wales.

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This book on Symmetry is amazing as it gives many examples and explains the background of the many different styles. It would be nice if it were bigger in physical size but makes up for it being loaded with lots of great information
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9d993f0c) out of 5 stars 14 reviews
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9b696c) out of 5 stars Excellent Art-wise, Excellent Variety-wise, Too Terse on Explanations Sept. 9 2008
By Mark A. Weiss - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I already crammed so much into the title of my review that the title almost says it all. This is a beautiful book to be sure. The book also is full of a variety of content. The price is certainly great for what you get. But being very knowledgeable about most (but not all) of this book, I can say that some of the explanations are too terse for a lay audience. Still there are great facts amidst the text too. I really would like a 4.5 rating, but I give the book a 4 because I think the book tends to make some readers want meatier text / explanation that it provides. But what is there is beautiful and varied in kinds of content.
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9b69c0) out of 5 stars wooden Books Aug. 25 2008
By Barbara Rothacher - Published on
Format: Hardcover
David Wade makes the difficult concepts appears easy. The beautiful illustrations enhance the graphic presentation. If you have not explored these Wooden books and you like art with conceept, I recommend this one as a start.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Greg A. Merrick - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
all of these wooden books series are so impressive.......none of these books are very expensive, 10$ at most, small and to the point...i am so glad i've bought most of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d9b6de0) out of 5 stars excellent little book series June 30 2011
By J. Zolli - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Every book in this wonderful series is a true gem of knowledge. Easy enough to tote in your daybag, it makes for a stimulating read on the bus. The Wooden Book series is great, I have a great number of them in my library, and they explain complex and ancient concepts with ease and really beautiful graphic design. the best of them incorporate old style line engraving illustrations with two color vector based designs. Good for students, artists, or the curious mind. I have myself used some of the knowledge and design principles in my own art and drawings to great effect. This series is a great resource for visual artists as well...
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HASH(0x9d8212c4) out of 5 stars Beautiful Book Aug. 30 2013
By Sam Parker Artist Extraordinaire - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Informative full of images... A great introductory book for anyone interested in symmetry in nature and art. I love Wooden books.