Author(s): David Tanguy
If the Sun is the size of a Grapefruit, the Earth is a grain of sand, then the distance between the two is a London bus. Scale is intriguing. Scale is everywhere. Scale is our experience of the world, from our perception of time to physical distance to weights and measures. The human scale is 1:1, the point of reference. Everything is designed around it. Wealth is an example of scale, so is a sculpture, a building, a planet or a molecule. Scale is a universal and timeless subject. It's a BIG subject. The Scale of Things brings together facts and figures in a visual way, embracing popular science, space, economics, politics, geography, nature, technology and architecture in an accessible and entertaining way. Fun and informative, it will change the way you look at the world around you.
Mike Fairbrass is a writer and creative consultant. The former Head of Modelmaking and Photography at Richard Rogers' practice, he has exhibited at The Royal Academy, The Pompidou Centre, Paris, MOMA, New York, The Beijing Capital Museum and in The Architectural Biennale, Venice.David Tanguy is Creative Director of the London design studio Praline, which he founded in 2000. David has worked with clients including Tate, the Royal Academy of Arts, Barbican, Harvard GSD, V&A and many others. He is the co-author of the books Unforgotten New York (Prestel, 2015) and Pop City - New York (Editions du Chene, 2016).