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Nexus Network Journal 11,3

Architecture and Mathematics

Series: Nexus Network Journal, Vol. 11,3

Williams, Kim (Ed.)

2010, IV, 165p.

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  • This issue features a group of focused research papers regarding architect and mathematician Guarino Guarini
  • Each research paper includes a bibliography for further reading
  • Contributors are from Italy, Belgium, United States, United Kingdom, Greece

Baroque architect and mathematician Guarino Guarini is the subject of this issue of the Nexus Network Journal. A group of international scholars were invited to contribute papers that shed light on the unanswered questions in several areas: Baroque architecture in general and Guarini’s architecture in particular; philosophy; history of structural mechanics; mathematics and history of mathematics, cosmology. As always, the NNJ takes an interdisciplinary approach to the broad range of subjects that Guarini concerned himself with, thus the final results will add significantly to our understanding of how Guarini’s actual practical and technical processes were informed by knowledge of his multifaceted scientific and philosophical interests.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » architecture - calculus - geometry - history of mathematics - mathematics - philosophy

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From the contents: A Structural Description of the Chapel of the Holy Shroud in Torino.- Guarini et la structure de l’Univers.- Unfolding San Lorenzo.- An Analysis of Selected Sections of Guarini’s Euclides adauctus.- Guarini and Universal Mathematics: The Sources and Role of his Euclides adauctus.- The Unpublished Working Drawings for the Nineteenth-Century Restoration of the Double Structure of the Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Torino.- A neglected harbinger of the triple storeyed facade of Guarini's SS. Annunziata in Messina.- Guarino Guarini and his Grand Philosophy of Sapientia and Mathematics.- Reflections on the Relationship between Perspective and Geometry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.- Projective Architecture

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