Research in Engineering Design

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 171–181

The algebras of design

  • George Stiny

DOI: 10.1007/BF01578998

Cite this article as:
Stiny, G. Research in Engineering Design (1991) 2: 171. doi:10.1007/BF01578998


Shapes made up either of points, lines, planes, or solids belong to algebras that separately and in Cartesian products provide the main objects and devices used in shape grammars.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • George Stiny
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Architecture and Urban PlanningUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA