SPACETECTURE is part of a trilogy of books and interactive content exploring space and its transformation in the information age. The emphasis is on computing design applications, but the concept of space is also explored from an interdisciplinary approach ranging from geometry to psychology of perception. The content is presented in a rigorous theoretical framework and offers software independent methodologies, with the intent is to build rigorous foundations for design, from the virtual to the physical world. SPACETECTURE is targeted to both an academic and professional audience —in the field of geometry, engineering, architecture and design— and a general reader of popular science, as the series intersects several disciplines from science to art. The ambition behind SPACETECTURE is to bring the “wholistic” approach, which permeates the tradition of the ancient treatises of Palladio or Pacioli, to the digital age, in an organic fusion of theories and methodologies from different fields of knowledge. The version available through Smashword is an abridgement of the fully illustrated ebook.
Daniela Bertol is an artist, author, designer and yoga teacher: the common denominator of these practices is the convergence of art and science as investigative methods.
In addition to SPACETECTURE, she is the author of VISUALIZING WITH CAD, DESIGNING DIGITAL SPACE, FORM GEOMETRY STRUCTURE | from NATURE to DESIGN.
She has also directed and produced the film "Frames of Sky from Earth" about her lifetime project: Sun Farm, an experiential garden encompassing several narratives where philosophical investigations intersect astronomical diagrams and performance art.
Daniela was born and raised across the Atlantic in Rome, and moved to New York in the mid eighties, where she takes daily six-mile walks, trying to overcome the urban stress while figuring out what she will do when she grows up.read more