A study of space as an element in plastic design

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Helen Anne Wall (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Gregory Ivy

Abstract: The history of man is the story of an expanding universe. Between the very narrow concept of the universe held by primitive man and the cosmic concept that we hold today there lie centuries of slow but steady development. The desire to discover the physical units, and to attain to the spiritual limits of his universe has motivated countless excursions into the unknown and has gained for man a vast knowledge of the world in which he lives. "We possess today the most constructive and clear understanding of ourselves and our universe that man has ever held."1 Physically, our universe now knows no bounds. Man no longer seeks the limits of the seas or the continents; he knows already the measurements of the earth. It is rather towards the heavens that scientists turn their giant eyes to probe further the mysteries of the cosmos. Whether it is finite or infinite has not yet been determined but the vastness of the space already perceived, the complexity of the system in which groups of galaxies move with other groups and within other solar systems move with our own is an overwhelming phenomena.

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Language: English
Date: 1951

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