In Pursuit of Elegance
Why the Best Ideas Have Something MissingStreaming Audiobook - 2009
This is a fresh, compulsively readable narrative of the elusive element behind so many innovative breakthroughs, in fields ranging from physics and marketing to design and popular culture. In this thought-provoking exploration, Matthew May defines elegance as the elusive combination of unusual simplicity and surprising power and pinpoints the four key elements that characterize it: seduction, subtraction, symmetry, and sustainability. In a story-driven narrative that sheds light on the need for elegance in design, engineering, physics, art, urban planning, sports, and work, May offers a surprising array of stories that illustrate why what's "not there" often matters more than what is. Download charts and figures here: http://www.blackstoneaudio.com/docs/Elegance.pdf
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 47 min.)) : digital.