Bloomer, Kent C., and Moore, Charles W.
Body, Memory, and Architecture
. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977. Enjoyable, readable account of the history of architecture and its affects on man, nature, and society.
Space and Grid Structure
. Cambridge: The MIT press, 1968. Visual representation of 2 and 3 dimensional patterns.
Bowman, Bruce. Toothpick Sculpture and Ice-Cream Stick Art. New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1976 A children’s resource, ideas on building with sticks and glue. Emphasis on creating concrete and abstract shapes. Fun activities.
Chesterman, Charles W.
The Audubon Society Field Guide to
North American Rocks and Minerals.
New York: Chanticleer Press, Inc.,1978. Comprehensive listing of minerals, crystal structures, and photos of each mineral. Excellent resource.
Diggins, Julia E.
. New York: The Viking Press, 1965. Fine introductory book on geometry. Describes number patterns, plane and solid figures with historical references.
Bucky, A Guided Tour of Buckminister Fuller.
New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1973. Fascinating discourse on Buckminister Fuller, the man and the architect. Chapters devoted to explanation of geodesic domes and building with tetrahedral figures.
. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 1969 . Quick introduction to different polyhedrons and how they can be constructed.
Schairer, John Frank.
The Minerals of Connecticut
. State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut, 1931. A good guide to minerals found in Connecticut.
Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1960. Resource book listing minerals, properties of crystals, and pictures.
Shaffer, Paul R., and Zim, Herbert S.
Rocks and Minerals
New York: Golden Press, Inc., 1957. Introduction to minerals and rocks. Easy reading, good beginners resource.
Patterns, What are They
. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 1969. Interesting introduction to patterns in numbers i.e. exponents, fibonnacci series, pascal’s triangle.
Patterns in Nature
. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1974. Excellent discussions of mathematical patterns and properties and how these same properties are manifested in nature.
Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism
. New York: W.W. Norton & Company Inc.,1971. Technical discourse on architecture , but good foundation material.