The Scale of Things: Mind-Blowing Proportions, Remarkable Ratios, Extraordinary Facts

3.8 avg rating
( 25 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781787130579: The Scale of Things: Mind-Blowing Proportions, Remarkable Ratios, Extraordinary Facts
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

If the Sun is the size of a Grapefruit, the Earth is a grain of sand, then the distance between the two is a London bus. Scale is intriguing. Scale is everywhere. Scale is our experience of the world, from our perception of time to physical distance to weights and measures. The human scale is 1:1, the point of reference. Everything is designed around it. Wealth is an example of scale, so is a sculpture, a building, a planet or a molecule. Scale is a universal and timeless subject. It's a BIG subject. The Scale of Things brings together facts and figures in a visual way, embracing popular science, space, economics, politics, geography, nature, technology and architecture in an accessible and entertaining way. Fun and informative, it will change the way you look at the world around you.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Mike Fairbrass is a writer and creative consultant. The former Head of Modelmaking and Photography at Richard Rogers' practice, he has exhibited at The Royal Academy, The Pompidou Centre, Paris, MOMA, New York, The Beijing Capital Museum and in The Architectural Biennale, Venice. He has written for The Architect's Journal, taught at The Royal College of Art and run educational workshops at The Design Museum, The V&A and The Royal Academy of Arts in London. "Mystic" Mike is also the Virgin Radio UK official (satirical) astrologer. Mike lives and works in London.

David Tanguy is Creative Director of the London design studio Praline, which he founded in 2000. He has created numerous successful projects worldwide, encompassing graphic design to branding, exhibitions and art direction. David has worked with clients including Tate, the Royal Academy of Arts, Barbican, Harvard GSD, V&A and many others. He has designed numerous books for international publishers and art galleries, and his work has been recognised with several international awards. He is the co-author of the books Unforgotten New York (Prestel, 2015) and Pop City - New York (Editions du Chene, 2016). David lives and work in London.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Mike Fairbrass; David Tanguy
ISBN 10: 1787130576 ISBN 13: 9781787130579
New Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Booklot
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 530ZZZ00EAJC_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Mike Fairbrass; David Tanguy
ISBN 10: 1787130576 ISBN 13: 9781787130579
New Quantity available: > 20
Seller:
Ebooksweb
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52GZZZ00BORX_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Mike Fairbrass; David Tanguy
ISBN 10: 1787130576 ISBN 13: 9781787130579
New Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Qwestbooks
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 535ZZZ003N81_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Mike Fairbrass; David Tanguy
ISBN 10: 1787130576 ISBN 13: 9781787130579
New Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52YZZZ007ISP_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Mike Fairbrass; David Tanguy
ISBN 10: 1787130576 ISBN 13: 9781787130579
New Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Bookhouse
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 532ZZZ003N81_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Mike Fairbrass; David Tanguy
ISBN 10: 1787130576 ISBN 13: 9781787130579
New Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Booklot
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # KR-9781787130579

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

7.

Tanguy, David", "Fairbrass, Mike"
Published by Quadrille Publishing (2018)
ISBN 10: 1787130576 ISBN 13: 9781787130579
New Hardcover Quantity available: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Quadrille Publishing, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781787130579

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Tanguy, David; Fairbrass, Mike
Published by Quadrille Publishing (2018)
ISBN 10: 1787130576 ISBN 13: 9781787130579
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Quadrille Publishing, 2018. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 1787130576-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

David Tanguy, Mike Fairbrass
Published by Quadrille Publishing Ltd
ISBN 10: 1787130576 ISBN 13: 9781787130579
New Quantity available: 1
Seller:
My Books Store
(Tallahassee, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Quadrille Publishing Ltd. Condition: new. Book is in NEW condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Fast Customer Service!!. Seller Inventory # MBSN1787130576

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
9.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.97
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Tanguy, David; Fairbrass, Mike
Published by Quadrille Publishing (2018)
ISBN 10: 1787130576 ISBN 13: 9781787130579
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Quadrille Publishing, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1787130576

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book