Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future

Volume II: The 1500s to the Future

Editors: Williams, Kim, Ostwald, Michael J. (Eds.)

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  • The most complete anthology addressing a broad panorama of topics regarding relationships between architecture and mathematics Represents the state of the art of multidisciplinary scholarship in architecture and mathematics Sections dealing with specific historical periods are interspersed with sections regarding theory pertinent to those periods Hard-to-find essays collected in a single work Comprehensive introductory essays to both volumes by the editors provide a guide to the discipline

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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.

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“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)


Table of contents (45 chapters)

Table of contents (45 chapters)
  • The Revolutionary, The Reactionary and The Revivalist: Architecture and Mathematics After 1500

    Pages 1-27

    Ostwald, Michael J. (et al.)

  • Architecture, Mathematics and Theology in Raphael’s Paintings

    Pages 31-42

    Speiser, David

  • Raphael and the Pantheon’s Interior: A Pivotal Moment in Architectural Representation

    Pages 43-56

    Luce, Kristina

  • Design and Perspective Construction: Why Is the Chalice the Shape It Is?

    Pages 57-71

    Talbot, Richard

  • Perspective in António Rodrigues’s Tratado de Arquitectura

    Pages 73-91

    Xavier, João Pedro

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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future
Book Subtitle
Volume II: The 1500s to the Future
Editors
  • Kim Williams
  • Michael J. Ostwald
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00143-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00143-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00142-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34311-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 690
Number of Illustrations
286 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
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