Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future: by Kim Williams, Michael J. Ostwald

By Kim Williams, Michael J. Ostwald

Every age and each tradition has trusted the incorporation of arithmetic of their works of structure to imbue the equipped setting with which means and order. arithmetic can be relevant to the construction of structure, to its tools of size, fabrication and research. This two-volume edited assortment offers a close portrait of the ways that likely assorted disciplines are interconnected. Over virtually a hundred chapters it illustrates and examines the connection among structure and arithmetic. members of those chapters come from quite a lot of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. via this paintings, structure could be visible and understood in a brand new gentle, via pros in addition to non-professionals.

Volume II covers structure from the overdue Renaissance period, via Baroque, Ottoman, Enlightenment, sleek and modern kinds and techniques. Key figures coated during this quantity contain Palladio, Michelangelo, Borromini, Sinan, Wren, Wright, Le Corbusier, Breuer, Niemeyer and Kahn. Mathematical subject matters that are thought of contain linear algebra, tiling and fractals and the geographic span of the volume’s content material comprises works within the us of a and Australia, as well as these in Europe and Asia.

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