In Pursuit of Elegance

In Pursuit of Elegance

Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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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:
Publisher: [United States] :, Blackstone Audio, Incorporated :, Made available through hoopla,, 2009.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781433292354
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 47 min.)) :,digital.
digital, Digital recording
data file, rda
Additional Contributors: Hillgartner, Malcolm
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)


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Nov 03, 2013

One of my favorite books. Perfect reading for anyone struggling to find solutions. Zen-like clarity and simplicity.

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