Reviews - What do customers think about Finding Form: Towards an Architecture of the Minimal?
Truely inspirational May 23, 2000
This book takes a closer look at the forms in nature, and deriving architectural design from it.
It is a valuable book for designers who wish to stimulate their creativity through visual inspiration, drawn from nature.
Be inspired by the the source of designers' products.. not their final product...
ON THE SURFACE OF THINGS by Whitesides and Frankel, is another book with extraordinary images; though it doesn't refer to architecture and design, it is very inspirational.
Beautiful and Inspiring Jan 4, 1999
This is a beautiful book. Beautiful not in the sense of our usual architectural books that show you Mr. or Ms. Who-and-Who just made another billion dollar project that has a golden ball on top. This book belongs to another category.
This is a book that gets you thinking.
In a way summarized Frei Otto's life-long quest of looking in mother nature for inspirations. The images are stunning. And you do not see them in architectural books. But why do we go only to Corbu or Wright or Calatrava for inspirations while leaving out the world?
Architects are always looking for ways to get out of the box. In terms of inspirations, I think it doesn't get too much better than this.