Aerospace design

Aerospace design

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This book explores the physical aspects of aviation and space flight through an appreciation of design evolution, powers of scale, materials, tools of the trade and imagery that captures not only moments in history, but also tire realization of theories and ideas. Each chapter, written by a specialist in aerospace history or aerospace technology, engagingly describes all aspect of the evolution of flight, from ground-testing designs and components to the aircraft and spacecraft themselves. The authors raise numerous fascinating questions: Why (to the vehicles look the way they (lo? How do these designs relate to other forms in our society? What will aircraft and spacecraft look like in the future? The answers to every conceivable question about aerospace design are provided in this landmark publication, which is stunningly illustrated throughout with e broad range of images from NASA's unsurpassable collection. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in aircraft, spacecraft or the broader issues of design.Oil on canvas, 761/i x 50Vi ins (194 x 128 cm), Kunstmuseum, 38. ... beauty is such ... that whatsoever is most beautiful and regular is also found to be most useful and excellent. ... Finally, the noted American aviation historian Richard Smith made a direct analogy between the artist and the designer. ln an essay dealing with airplane technology, he wrote: lnstead of a ... The French painter Robert Delaunay extended the dark-toned Cubism started by Picasso and Braque to a kind ofanbsp;...

Title:Aerospace design
Author: A. M. Springer, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publisher:Merrell Publishers - 2003

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