Contested Symmetries: And Other Predicaments in Architecture

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Princeton Architectural Press, 2001 - Architecture - 173 pages
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Architect Preston Scott Cohen combines the use of the most advanced digital modeling technologies with a fascination for 17th century descriptive geometry. He uses familiar forms distorted by oblique projections and similar devices to create complex designs that challenge our preconceptions about the nature of order in architecture.

Contested Symmetries and Other Predicaments in Architecture features Cohen's intricate abstract geometries and lucidly describes both the mechanics and the theory behind their application. A wealth of projects, including the widely acclaimed Torus House, are represented through drawings, models, and computer-generated images.


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Preston Scott Cohen is a practicing architect in Boston and an associate professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

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