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 is additionally critical to the construction of structure, to its tools of dimension, fabrication and research. This two-volume edited assortment provides an in depth 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. participants of those chapters come from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. via this paintings, structure will be visible and understood in a brand new mild, via execs in addition to non-professionals.
Volume I covers structure from antiquity via Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Inkan, Gothic and early Renaissance eras and kinds. the topics which are lined diversity from symbolism and percentage to size and structural balance. From Europe to Africa, Asia and South the US, the chapters span varied international locations, cultures and practices.
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Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future: Volume I: Antiquity to the 1500s by Kim Williams,Michael J. Ostwald