Album of Fluid Motion Hardcover – May 1982
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Milton Van Dyke has assembled 279 black and white photos of fluid flow, all reproduced on glossy paper. He calls his work an "Album" since that's what it is - a photo album.
The cover is graced with a nice example of Von Karman Streets (See page 56, photo 94.)
Of historical interest are the photos (Page 61) based on Osborne Reynolds' famous pipe experiments.
In 1883 Reynolds investigated the transition between laminar flow and turbulent flow. He made sketches of his observations. Here we are treated to actual photos similar to what Reynolds would have seen.
Some curious behaviour goes on in fluids, especially in turbulent flows. Behaviour that is still not fully understood to this day.
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and all the artists go nuts when they look at the images that fill every page of this beautiful book. This
book is one of my inspirations and treasures,
and I dread the day it goes out of print. It sits on my bookshelf next to "Abstraction in Art and Nature" by Nathan Cabot Hale.
I bring this book to the design classes to open the minds of the artists to the wonder inside these pages. Yes, I love this book.
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