Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future

Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future

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Every age and every culture has relied on the incorporation of mathematics in their works of architecture to imbue the built environment with meaning and order. Mathematics is also central to the production of architecture, to its methods of measurement, fabrication and analysis. This two-volume edited collection presents a detailed portrait of the ways in which two seemingly different disciplines are interconnected. Over almost 100 chapters it illustrates and examines the relationship between architecture and mathematics. Contributors of these chapters come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. Through this work, architecture may be seen and understood in a new light, by professionals as well as non-professionals. Volume II covers architecture from the Late Renaissance era, through Baroque, Ottoman, Enlightenment, Modern and contemporary styles and approaches. Key figures covered in this volume include Palladio, Michelangelo, Borromini, Sinan, Wren, Wright, Le Corbusier, Breuer, Niemeyer and Kahn. Mathematical themes which are considered include linear algebra, tiling and fractals and the geographic span of the volumea€™s content includes works in the United States of America and Australia, in addition to those in Europe and Asia.... and reveals Christian truth through 13 important properties that correspond to Christ and his 12 disciples.3 It is crucial to ... true concern: the capacity of the a€œ crafta€ of architecture to reconcile duality into unity through geometric operations.

Title:Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future
Author:Kim Williams, Michael J. Ostwald
Publisher:Birkhäuser - 2015-02-14


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