mercoledì 16 aprile 2014

Pasta By Design

The great mathematical beauty of pasta. Pasta By Design: The Hidden Side Of Pasta Shapes
Created by a team of designers, 'Pasta by Design' book reveals the hidden mathematical beauty of pasta: its geometrical shapes and surfaces are explained by mathematical formulae, drawings and illustrations

First things first, this is not a cookbook. Instead, Pasta by Design aims to show a ‘totally fresh and idiosyncratic look at pasta’. The book profiles 92 kinds of pasta, explaining the origins, the way its made, how to prepare them perfectly and renders each one into an equation. It’s the sort of book we never knew we needed until now. 

An in-depth investigation of a beloved food, a celebration of the complexity of simple pleasures, and a delight for everyone who eats pasta.

Everyone loves pasta, but despite myriad cookbooks no one has ever seen the world’s favorite food presented like this. Created by a team of obsessive designers, this unique book reveals the hidden mathematical beauty that cooks across the globe have taken for granted since Marco Polo.

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 ninety forms of pasta, each shown through especially 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. 90 full-color photographs and 200 black-and-white illustrations.