Arthur Loeb Design Science Collection

This extensive collection of three-dimensional geometric models and two-dimensional patterns, many of which are intricately designed and finely crafted, demonstrates the basic, formal building blocks of the natural world.

The collection is intended for hands-on investigation by faculty, students and alumni.  Through handling the models, examining the patterns and comparing them to natural specimens one can learn, first-hand, the underlying formal and structural relationships inherent in our material world.

A Wintersession course, Design Science: An Exploration of Geometric Structures, makes extensive use of the collection.

pressing drawing skeleton


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