second edition of Building with Butterflies is
divided into three creative explorations.
A Homage to
Paul Jackson's Cube explores many
fascinating variations on this classic cube,
particularly looking at the way in which variants
of the basic module can be combined (and often
then taken apart and recombined) to produce
interesting and attractive patterns on the
surface of the cubes and at how the modules can
be altered so that the surface of the cube
becomes distorted. The exploration ends by
looking at ways to combine some of these
distorted cubes into attractive sculptures.
with Butterflies exploration uses
simple, and sometimes quite delicate, modules to
build modular structures which can then be
combined to create macro-modular sculptures.
Sculptures section combines elements
from both these explorations into further
stunning macro-modular designs.
Towers challenge has been included as a bonus
edition has been extensively revised, redrawn and
reformatted. As a result the page count has
increased from 40 to 136. Elite and the Elite
Hypercube have been omitted from this second
edition because they rightly belong to another
diagrams for Slide incorrectly show to use
Tricorne macromodules rather than Mark Two
macromodules / Corrected diagrams are now
available on the Macromodular Designs page of this site.
bold below indicate that a design can be
rearranged into one or more differently patterned
or shaped forms.
with Butterflies can be purchased at a discount
price from https://www.tarquingroup.com/books.html or from any good
online book retailer.