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Mathematical excursions to the world's great buildings

Author: Alexander Hahn
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the mathematics behind the design of famous buildings, including the Parthenon, the Sydney Opera House, and the Bilbao Guggenheim.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Hahn
ISBN: 9780691145204 0691145202
OCLC Number: 746618648
Awards: Winner of PROSE Awards: Archeology & Anthropology 2012.
Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: ix, 317 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Humanity awakening: sensing form and creating structures --
Greek geometry and Roman engineering --
Architecture inspired by faith --
Transmission of mathematics and transition in architecture --
The Renaissance: architecture and the human spirit --
A new architecture: materials, structural analysis, computers, and design --
Basic calculus and its application to the analysis of structures --
Glossary of architectural terms.
Responsibility: Alexander J. Hahn.

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From the pyramids and the Parthenon to the Sydney Opera House and the Bilbao Guggenheim, this book takes readers on a tour of the mathematics behind some of the world's most spectacular buildings. It  Read more...

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Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award in Architecture & Urban Planning, Association of American Publishers One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013 "[Hahn] conducts an opulent historical and Read more...

 
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