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Proportion : number and geometry in twentieth century architecture.

Author: Richard Padovan
Publisher: London : E. & F.N. Spon, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This handbook provides the student, practising architect or interested layman with a well-illustrated and readable comparative guide to proportion systems in architecture.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Padovan
ISBN: 0419227806 9780419227809
OCLC Number: 40754791
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Harmony of the World Made Manifest in Form and Number. Abstraction and Empathy. Unit and Multiplier. The House as Model for the Universe. The Proportions of the Parthenon. Plato: Order Out of Chaos. Aristotle: Change, Continuity and the Unit. Euclid: The Golden Section and the Five Regular solids. Vitruvius. Gothis Proportions. Renaissance Artchitecture. Renaissance Cosmology. The World as a Machine. Turning from the Outer to the Inner World. The Golden Section and the Golden Module. Knowing by Not Knowing. Where Do We Go From Here?

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"Padovan's important new book surveys 25 centuries of theoretical concern for proportion in architecture in relationship to philosophy and science."-"Choice "Padovan had much to offer all architects, Read more...

 
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