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Architecture, mathematics and structure

Author: Kim Williams
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Kim Williams Books ; Basel : Birkhäuser, ©2009.
Series: Nexus network journal, v. 11, no. 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. This title intends to indicate the relationship between what buildings look like and how they stand up.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Kim.
Nexus Network Journal 11,2.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Williams
ISBN: 9783764389765 3764389761
OCLC Number: 534951252
Description: 1 online resource (145-328 pages).
Contents: Letter from the Editor; ARCHITECTURE, MATHEMATICS AND STRUCTURE; Continuity versus Discretization; Cognitive-Mathematical Approaches for Evaluating Architectural Contextual Fit; Nicola Zabaglia and the School of Practical Mechanics of the Fabbrica of St. Peter's in Rome; Mathematics for/from Society: The Role of the Module in Modernizing Japanese Architectural Production; Can Chaos Theory Explain Complexity in Urban Fabric? Applications in Traditional Muslim Settlements; Antonelli's Done for San Gaudenzio: Geometry and Statics. Music and Architecture: A Cross Between Inspiration and MethodUsing Key Diagrams to Design and Construct Roman Geometric Mosaics?; The N4C Joint; DIDACTICS; Geometries of Imaginary Space: Architectural Developments of the Ideas of M.C Escher and Buckminster Fuller; Mathematical Machines: A Laboratory for Mathematics; CONFERENCE REPORT; Fortification in Focus --
Mathematical Methods in Military Architecture of the 16th and 17th Centuries and their Sublimation in Civil Architecture.
Series Title: Nexus network journal, v. 11, no. 2.
Responsibility: [Kim Williams, editor].

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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. This title intends to indicate the relationship between what buildings look like and how they stand up.

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