George L. Legendre
Foreword by Paola Antonelli
Thames & Hudson, London and New York, 2011, English
Design, General
71/2 x 9 inches, hardcover, 208 pages, 189 illustrations, 93 in color
ISBN: 9780500515808
Suggested Retail Price: $29.95

From the Publisher. Pasta’s wonderful, sometimes whimsical, geometrical shapes and surfaces are designed to hold certain sauces or accompaniments, to be beautiful yet functional. Here are over 90 forms of pasta, each shown through specially commissioned photographs, mathematical formulae that accurately describe each shape, and drawings that reveal the hidden genius of our everyday food. Brief texts describe the special attributes of each form of pasta, along with advice on specific uses in cooking. George L. Legendre is principal of IJP Architects in London and a leading specialist in complex surfaces. The foreword is by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Maria Popova

—February 2012.

Also see Maria Popova's review of Pasta by Design.

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