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The Scale of Things

The Scale of Things

Mind-Blowing Proportions, Remarkable Ratios and Extraordinary Facts

Quadrille Publishing

By David Tanguy; By Mike Fairbrass


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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. 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.

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Pages: 144 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: May 2018
ISBN: 9781787130579
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 recognized with several international awards. He is the co-author of the books Unforgotten New York (Prestel, 2015) and Pop City – New York (Editions du Chêne, 2016).

Mike Fairbrass is a writer and creative consultant, who 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.