Nexus Network Journal 10,1

Architecture and Mathematics

Author: Kim Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764387280

Category: Mathematics

Page: 204

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Leonardo da Vinci was well aware of the fundamental importance of mathematics for architecture. This book examines Leonardo’s knowledge of theoretical mathematics, explores how he used concepts of geometry in his designs for architectural projects, and reports on a real-life construction project using Leonardo’s principles. Authors include Sylvie Duvernoy, Kim Williams, Rinus Roelofs, Biagio Di Carlo, Mark Reynolds, João Pedro Xavier, Vesna Petresin, Christopher Glass, and Jane Burry.

Nexus Network Journal 12,3

Architecture and Mathematics

Author: Kim Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034605226

Category: Mathematics

Page: 535

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We grasp and transform the world through interplays of quantification and qualification. The cross pollination of geometric and literary figures is deeply embedded in our cognitive habits, instruments of inquiry and the constructed environment. Through time, thought has reflected on the visible processes and products of material craft to explain and train the invisible workings of the mind. Recursively, material craft embodies a tradition of splitting ideas into categorical parts and compositional units for reassembly. Although the mathematical and verbal arts are often placed in contrast, human inventions manifest a weave of alphanumerics. Mythic parables, geometric proofs, memory arts, poems, algorithms, buildings and cities emerge from the intercourse of measure and explication. This special issue of the Nexus Network Journal considers architectonic examples of past, present and potential geometries of rhetoric.

Nexus Network Journal 8,1

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764377472

Category: Mathematics

Page: 139

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From ancient to modern, architects have looked for fundamental underlying principles of geometry and proportion on which to found their designs. Such principles not only provide an order for the formal elements, they ground the architecture in timeless values and provide an order for the formal elements, they ground the architecture in timeless values and provide a source of cultural meaning. This book illustrates the use of fundamental principles of geometry and proportion in two ancient cultures, the Bronze Age and the Roman Age, as well as in twentieth-century North America.

Nexus Network Journal 14,1

Architecture and Mathematics

Author: Kim Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034803931

Category: Mathematics

Page: 195

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The Winter 2012 (vol. 14 no. 1) issue of the Nexus Network Journal is dedicated to the theme “Architecture, Systems Research and Computational Sciences”. This is an outgrowth of the session by the same name which took place during the eighth international, interdisciplinary conference “Nexus 2010: Relationships between Architecture and Mathematics, held in Porto, Portugal, in June 2010. Today computer science is an integral part of even strictly historical investigations, such as those concerning the construction of vaults, where the computer is used to survey the existing building, analyse the data and draw the ideal solution. What the papers in this issue make especially evident is that information technology has had an impact at a much deeper level as well: architecture itself can now be considered as a manifestation of information and as a complex system. The issue is completed with other research papers, conference reports and book reviews.

Nexus Network Journal 11,1

Architecture and Mathematics

Author: Kim Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764389745

Category: Mathematics

Page: 138

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In celebration of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, this issue of the Nexus Network Journal is devoted to relationships between astronomy, mathematics and architecture. Ancient cultures looked to the heavens in order to identify timeless principles for their own creations. Knowledge gained in astronomy was transformed into culture through architecture and design. Papers in this issue look at how astronomy influenced architecture and urban design.

Nexus Network Journal 10,2

Architecture and Mathematics

Author: Kim Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764387661

Category: Architecture

Page: 169

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This volume features a collection of papers dedicated to "Canons of Form-Making", in honor of the 500th anniversary of the birth of architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Theorist as well as practitioner, Palladio's architecture was based on well-defined canons that he had gleaned from studying the treatises as well as the remains of architecture from antiquity. Palladio himself left to posterity not only his large corpus of built works, but his Quattro libri d'architettura. Three of the papers in this issue are specifically about Palladio and his work. The other papers deal with canons of form-making, ancient and contemporary.

Nexus Network Journal 11,2

Architecture and Mathematics

Author: Kim Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764389761

Category: Mathematics

Page: 180

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The title of this issue of the Nexus Network Journal, "Architecture, Mathematics and Structure," is deliberately ambiguous. At first glance, it might seem to indicate the relationship between what buildings look like and how they stand up. This is indeed one aspect of what we are concerned with here. But on a deeper level, the fundamental concept of structure is what connects architecture to mathematics. Both architecture and mathematics are highly structured formal systems expressed through a symbolic language. For architecture, the generating structure might be geometrical, musical, modular, or fractal. Once we understand the nature of the structure underlying the design, we are able to "read" the meaning inherent in the architectural forms. The papers in this issue all explore themes of structure in different ways.

Nexus Network Journal 8,2

Architecture and Mathematics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764377618

Category: Mathematics

Page: 117

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This book presents an exploration of the arch from the points of view of architecture, mathematics, engineering, construction history, and cultural symbolism. Leonardo da Vinci described the arch as "two weaknesses which, leaning on each other, become a strength," a metaphor for the way that science and art lean on each other to strengthen our lives.

Nexus Network Journal 11,3

Architecture and Mathematics

Author: Kim Williams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764389789

Category: Mathematics

Page: 174

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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.

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Author: Mary B. Glose,Tina D. Currado,Christen Orbanus,Information Today, Inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781573872829

Category: Periodicals

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Architecture and Mathematics

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architectural design

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Author: José Francisco Rodrigues,Kim Williams,Universidade de Lisboa. Centro de Matemática e Aplicac̦ões Fundamentais

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 268

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This fourth book in the Nexus series offers papers that further broaden the horizons of studies in architecture and mathematics.

Squaring the Circle

Geometry in Art and Architecture

Author: Paul Calter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 554

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Geometry is a dynamic branch of mathematics that also serves as a creative tool for engineers, artists, and architects. Squaring the Circle: Geometry in Art and Architecture includes all the topics necessary for a solid foundation in geometry and explores the timeless influence of geometry on art and architecture. The text offers wide-ranging exercise sets and related projects that allow students to practice and master the mathematics presented. Each chapter introduces mathematical concepts geometrically and illustrates their nontraditional applications in art and architecture throughout the centuries. Appropriate for both basic mathematics courses and cross-discipline courses in mathematics and art, Squaring the Circle requires no previous mathematics.

Wissenschaftliches Rechnen

Author: Gilbert Strang

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540784950

Category: Mathematics

Page: 830

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Das Ziel des nun auch in deutscher Übersetzung erhältlichen Buches ist es, angewandte Mathematik und Ingenieurmathematik so darzustellen, wie sie heutzutage Anwendung findet. Das Buch basiert auf dem Kurs „Wissenschaftliches Rechnen" des Massachusetts Institute of Technology und versucht, Konzepte und Algorithmen zusammenzuführen. Beginnend mit der angewandten linearen Algebra entwickeln die Autoren die Methoden der finiten Differenzen und finiten Elemente – stets in Verbindung mit Anwendungen in zahlreichen Wissensgebieten.

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Periodicals

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