Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future: Volume II: The 1500s to the Future (Paperback)
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Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future: Volume II: The 1500s to the Future (Paperback)

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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 volume's content includes works in the United States of America and Australia, in addition to those in Europe and Asia.

Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783319343112
Number of pages: 690
Weight: 1440 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201


MEDIA REVIEWS
"It presents several alternative historical and theoretical contexts of the relationship between architecture and mathematics which has been pushed to the foreground during the past decades with the increasing use of computer-aided design in their profession ... . Historians of mathematics, too, will no doubt find useful material here for their research, especially if they are interested in the more practical concerns that have shaped the development of their field ... ." (Yelda Nasifoglu, BSHM Bulletin, Vol. 31 (3), October, 2016)

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