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 depended on the incorporation of arithmetic of their works of structure to imbue the outfitted surroundings with that means and order. arithmetic can also be primary to the creation of structure, to its tools of size, fabrication and research. This two-volume edited assortment offers a close portrait of the ways that likely diverse disciplines are interconnected. Over nearly a hundred chapters it illustrates and examines the connection among structure and arithmetic. individuals of those chapters come from quite a lot of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. via this paintings, structure might be noticeable and understood in a brand new gentle, via pros in addition to non-professionals.

Volume I covers structure from antiquity via Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Inkan, Gothic and early Renaissance eras and types. the topics which are coated variety from symbolism and share to size and structural balance. From Europe to Africa, Asia and South the US, the chapters span diversified nations, cultures and practices.

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