Pasta by Design

by George L. Legendre

Pasta by Design

Hardcover, 208 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $29.95 | purchase

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Presented by a team of designers, Pasta By Design explores the whimsical and often geometric shapes found in the beloved food. Over 90 forms of pasta are on display, accompanied by descriptions of each shape and drawings that highlight complex details.

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This is not a cookbook! It's an architectural design book for pasta. When you think about it, there are so many kinds of pasta, and each has a unique shape. We often ponder them in terms of texture, sauce and maybe even aesthetics to some degree. But this examination is different. Legendre identifies 92 unique types of pasta. He includes photographs of each one, provides its mathematical formula and prepares a three-dimensional drawing. There's even a foldout at the end that groups the

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