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1. An Introduction to Architecture and Geometry 2 2. The Basics Forms and the Methods of Application 3
 

Summary:  Contents
1. An Introduction to Architecture and Geometry 2
2. The Basics Forms and the Methods of Application 3
3. The Early Years 13
4. La Belle Époque and Sacred Mathematics 15
5. Art Deco and Geometry Galore 21
6. A Call to Disorder and Giant Geometry 27
7. The Geodesic Dome 34
8. Bibliography 36
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1. Introduction
Architecture and geometry are symbiotic in nature, virtually an inseparable pair.
Understanding the principles of lines, planes, solids, patterns and surfaces are integral to
the architect's design concept. Regardless of the magnitude of the project, be it the
construction of the St. Peter's Basilica or a nondescript factory plant, the architect's
understanding of geometry is crucial. On the other hand, if geometry is not employed by
architects, the understanding of the subject would merely be a scholarly exercise. The
knowledge of geometric principles by the architect empowers him to use geometry as an
instrument to realize his creativity. A balance of the science and the artistic would result
in the erection of many structures of great beauty that would enhance our quality of life.

  

Source: Aslaksen, Helmer - Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore

 

Collections: Mathematics