The Scale of Things by Mike Fairbrass | Hardie Grant Publishing

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


The sun is 93,000,000 miles from earth, but who can conceive of that distance? Using scale, the sun becomes a grapefruit, the earth a grain of sand and the distance between the two a London bus.

Suddenly it fits in your head.

The Scale of Things is a book for those who want to go further than just information. It translates facts and figures into a new visual look, embracing popular science, space, economics, politics, geography, nature, and technology in an accessible and entertaining format. Fun and informative, it reaches into your mind and makes bits of it boggle as you picture and percolate the joys of life, science and understanding conveyed in a new way.
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ISBN:

9781787130579

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

144

Dimensions:

18cm x 13cm

Weight:

390g

RRP:

£9.99

Category:

Art, Photography & Design , General Non-Fiction & Reference , Gift & Humour

Publisher:

Quadrille Publishing Ltd

Published:

05 October 2017

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mike Fairbrass

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David Tanguy

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