Download The Book of Circles Free Books - Dlebooks.net

Download The Book of Circles Free Books

Chronicle Books

English - book pages - ISBN-10: 1616895845 - ISBN-13: 9781616895846

5/5 by 64 votes


In this follow-up to his hugely popular The Book of Trees and Visual Complexity, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour through millennia of circular information design. Three hundred detailed and colorful illustrations from around the world cover an encyclopedic array of subjects—architecture, urban planning, fine art, design, fashion, technology, religion, cartography, biology, astronomy, and physics, all based on the circle, the universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, enlightenment, and perfection. Clay tokens used by ancient Sumerians as a system of recording trade are juxtaposed with logos of modern retailers like Target; Venn diagrams are discussed alongside the trefoil biohazard symbol, symbols of the Christian trinity, and the Olympic rings; and a diagram revealing the characteristics of ten thousand porn stars displays structural similarities to early celestial charts placing the earth at the center of the universe. Lima's introduction provides an authoritative history of the circle, and a preface describes his unique taxonomy of the many varieties of circle diagrams, rounding out this visual feast for infographics enthusiasts.

Reviews

64x64

Michelle Thompson

Could not let the book down Sure not a literary master piece, but as one of the reviewers stated, it will keep you turning the pages.

Samantha Simpson

Nice It has a nice story about how to always let go the past and fall in love.

Christopher Johnson

It was damn awesome, sweet, the way of describing the romance was just marvellous

Recent Books

Home and Away
Home and Away
Karl Ove Knausgaard
From the always astonishing Karl Ove Knausgaard--a brilliantly unusual book to delight both reading sports fans and the literary world. Bridging the...
A Continual Feast
A Continual Feast
Evelyn Birge Vitz
A cookbook full of wonderful recipes and ideas drawn from throughout the Christian tradition, with suggestions about when, and why, these dishes...
Pacific Standard Time
Pacific Standard Time
Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin, Germany)
"This comprehensive, richly illustrated book explores postwar American art from a new perspective: Southern California. Grounded in more than a...
Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism
Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism
Michael Gill
Disability studies scholars and activists have long criticized and critiqued so-termed ’charitable’ approaches to disability where the...
The River Cottage Bread Handbook
The River Cottage Bread Handbook
Daniel Stevens
The River Cottage farm, established by British food personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to promote high-quality, local, and sustainable food, has...
Electronic Properties of Materials
Electronic Properties of Materials
Rolf E. Hummel
Books are seldom finished. At best, they are abandoned. The second edition of "Electronic Properties of Materials" has been in use now for about...
Master the Electric Pressure Cooker
Master the Electric Pressure Cooker
Cami Graham
Not your grandma's pressure cooker! Cut your cooking time in half! Electric pressure cookers are quick, safe, and easy to use, and produce delicious...
Jaypee Gold Standard Mini Atlas Series: Diabetic Retinopathy
Jaypee Gold Standard Mini Atlas Series: Diabetic Retinopathy
Sandeep Saxena
This mini atlas is a comprehensive guide to the latest developments and current concepts in diabetic retinopathy. Complemented by a photo CD, the...
Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment
Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment
Tubal Cain
In this valuable book Tubal Cain takes the reader beyond the superficial or the simply practical with explanations of the composition of steel, its...