Nexus Network Journal 11,3: Architecture and Mathematics

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Kim Williams
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 28, 2010 - Mathematics - 174 pages
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Baroque architect and mathematician Guarino Guarini is the subject of this issue of the Nexus Network Journal. A group of international scholars were invited to contribute papers that shed light on the unanswered questions in several areas: Baroque architecture in general and Guarini’s architecture in particular; philosophy; history of structural mechanics; mathematics and history of mathematics, cosmology. As always, the NNJ takes an interdisciplinary approach to the broad range of subjects that Guarini concerned himself with, thus the final results will add significantly to our understanding of how Guarini’s actual practical and technical processes were informed by knowledge of his multifaceted scientific and philosophical interests.

 

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Contents

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
329
Reflections on the Relationship between Perspective and Geometry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
331
Guarino Guarini and his Grand Philosophy of Sapientia and Mathematics
341
A Structural Description of the Chapel of the Holy Shroud in Torino
350
The Unpublished Working Drawings for the NineteenthCentury Restoration of the Double Structure of the Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo in Torino
369
Guarini et la structure de lUnivers
393
Guarino Guarini and Universal Mathematics
415
Projective Architecture
441
A Neglected Harbinger of the Triple Storey Façade of Guarinis Santissima Annunziata in Messina
455
Unfolding San Lorenzo
471
A Comparative Study of the Historic and the New Baroque Movements in Architecture
489
Guarino Guarini
492

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Kim Williams began his professional life by earning a music degree and playing jazz piano. A few years later, he turned his computer programming hobby into a career by returning to school for a Computer Science degree. After school he landed his dream job writing antivirus software and disassembling viruses. While working with viruses, he also developed distributed enterprise security applications. Since joining XcelleNet, Inc., Kim has worked with a variety of technologies, such as Java RMI, DCOM, ATL, and ASP, as a lead software engineer. Currently, he leads a team developing a large-scale ASP.NET Web Services solution. Kim is also a cofounder of and contributor to www.thinkdotnet.com. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Patty, and son, Sean, and still manages to find time to play the piano.

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