Architectonics of Humanism: Essays on Number in Architecture

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Wiley, Dec 8, 1998 - Architecture - 296 pages
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Reinterpreting the architectural principles of the Renaissance period.

This book presents a fresh viewpoint on the use of symmetry and proportion in Alberti and Palladio with the help of new illustrations and examples. Covering the evolution of the Renaissance tradition into the twentieth century, this book offers a new evaluation which veers from Le Corbusier and the French school and moves toward the continuation and transformation in the Viennese and Chicago practices exemplified by Frank Lloyd Wright and the American school.

Lionel March (Los Angeles, CA) is a practicing architect and an avid follower of the Modernist tradition in architecture. He also teaches at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at UCLA.

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Contents

Classical Arithmetic
3
Euclidean Arithmetic
9
Cosmogonic Arithmetic
13
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Lionel March, former Rector at the Royal College of Art, London, is currently Professor of Design and Computation at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and teaches the fundamentals of architectonics. He is closely associated with advances in shape grammars and computation at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His previous books include The Geometry of Environment with Philip Steadman, and edited volumes: The Architecture of Form, Urban Space and Structures with Leslie Martin, and most recently R M Schindler: Composition and Construction with Judith Sheine. Widely regarded as 'the founder of the morphological field in architectural research', March is editor of the journal Planning and Design.

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