Bruno Munari Square Circle Triangle Book Review


Book Title: Square Circle Triangle

Author: Bruno Munari

Pages288

PurchaseBruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle

Bruno Munari is one of the most influential designers of the 21st century. His way of viewing the world and the object inside of it is a unique and brilliant. One can only hope to someday reach the level of Ninja cat like creativity this man has achieved.

Square Circle Triangle by the mastermind Bruno Munari is broken into three sections. the square, the circle, and the triangle. Each section features images and ideas of things that are of that shape.


Bruno Munari Square Circle Triangle the square


Bruno Munari Square Circle Triangle the square


In these two images above we start to get an idea for what Munari is doing with this book. There are 3 sections in Square Circle Triangle. I’ll bet you already can guess what those are but, just in case:

  1. Square
  2. Circle
  3. Triangle

Was your mind blown? It’s ok if it was.

In each section, you have page after page of examples of things in this world that share similar shapes. This may sound strange to a creative person but not everyone can see that everything is made out of basic shapes.


Bruno Munari Square Circle Triangle the circle 3


Bruno Munari Square Circle Triangle the circle 2


Bruno Munari Square Circle Triangle the circle 1


These last 3 images seen (above) depict  examples of the section on the circle. With these three pages, you can start to get a feel for what this book is about. Munari helps drive into the brain that the things in this world we live in are made up of just shapes.

With this thought process you can begin to get the fundamental lesson I feel this book is meant to convey. Anything can be broken down into basic shapes.


Bruno Munari Square Circle Triangle the triangle


Lastly here is an example of the section on triangles.

Ok, I have to admit if you are looking for a book that will teach you specific techniques or tips on running a design company this isn’t the book for you. But if you have a love for either

  1. Bruno Munari (I do)
  2. Shapes (Same)
  3. Design

This book may be for you.