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Shape as memory : a geometric theory of architecture

Author: Michael Leyton
Publisher: Basel, Switzerland ; Boston : Birkhäuser - Publishers for Architecture, ©2006.
Series: IT revolution in architecture.
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"In his mathematical books and papers, Michael Leyton has developed new foundations to geometry that are directly opposed to the conventional foundations that have existed for almost 3,000 years, from Euclid to modern physics, including Einstein. Whereas the conventional foundations minimize the memory contained in the geometric object, these new foundations maximize it. A fundamental conclusion is that shape is  Read more...
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Leyton, Michael.
Shape as memory.
Basel, Switzerland ; Boston : Birkhäuser - Publishers for Architecture, ©2006
(DLC) 2006279015
(OCoLC)71370533
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Leyton
ISBN: 9783764378127 3764378123 3764376902 9783764376901 1281133957 9781281133953
OCLC Number: 262690961
Description: 1 online resource (93 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: History; 1. Geometry and Memory; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Conventional Geometry: Euclid to Einstein; 1.3 Special and General Relativity; 1.4 New Foundations to Geometry; 1.5 The Memory Roles of Symmetry and Asymmetry; 1.6 Basic Procedure for Recovering the Past; 1.7 Architecture; 2. A Process-Grammar for Shape; 2.1 Curvature as Memory Storage; 2.2 General Symmetry Axes; 2.3 Symmetry-Curvature Duality; 2.4 The Interaction Principle; 2.5 Undoing Curvature Variation; 2.6 Extensive Application; 2.7 A Grammatical Decomposition of the Asymmetry Principle; 2.8 Process-Grammar and Asymmetry Principle. 2.9 Scientific Applications of the Process-Grammar2.10 Artistic Applications of the Process-Grammar; 2.11 Architectural Applications of the Process-Grammar; 3. Architecture as Maximal Memory Storage; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The Two Fundamental Principles; 3.3 Groups; 3.4 Generating a Shape by Transfer; 3.5 Fiber and Control; 3.6 Projection as Memory; 3.7 Regularity in Classical Architecture; 3.8 Breaking the Iso-Regularity; 3.9 Reference Frames; 3.10 New Theory of Symmetry-Breaking; 3.11 Maximizing Memory Storage; 3.12 Theory of Unfolding; 4. Architecture and Computation; 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 New Foundations for Science4.3 New Foundations for Art; 4.4 New Foundations for Computation; 4.5 What is a Building?
Series Title: IT revolution in architecture.
Responsibility: Michael Leyton.
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