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Nexus Network Journal 10,1

Architecture and Mathematics

Birkhäuser

Editors:

  • Examines the how Leonardo da Vinci used concepts of mathematics for architectural projects

  • Report on a real-life construction project using Leonardo’s principles

Part of the book series: Nexus Network Journal (NNJ, volume 10,1)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-3
  2. Letter from the Guest Editor

    1. An Introduction to Leonardo’s Lattices

      • Sylvie Duvernoy
      Pages 5-11
  3. Leonardo da Vinci: Architecture and Mathematics

    1. Leonardo and Theoretical Mathematics

      • Sylvie Duvernoy
      Pages 39-49
    2. The Octagon in Leonardo’s Drawings

      • Mark Reynolds
      Pages 51-76
    3. Leonardo’s Successors

      • Christopher Glass
      Pages 129-148
  4. Didactics

    1. The Other Mathematical Bridge

      • Jane Burry, Andrew Maher
      Pages 179-194

About this book

The quintessential Renaissance Man, Leonardo da Vinci was well aware of the fundamental importance of mathematics for architecture. This issue of the Nexus Network Journal examines Leonardo’s knowledge of theoretical mathematics, explores how he used concepts of geometry in his designs for architectural projects, and reports on a real-life construction project using Leonardo’s principles. Authors include Sylvie Duvernoy, Kim Williams, Rinus Roelofs, Biagio Di Carlo, Mark Reynolds, João Pedro Xavier, Vesna Petresin, Christopher Glass, and Jane Burry. To complete the issue Rachel Fletcher writes her Geometer’s Angle column on "Dynamic Symmetry", Michael Ostwald reviews A Theory of General Ethics by Warwick Fox, Sarah Clough Edwards reviews Inigo Jones and the Classical Tradition by Christy Anderson, and Sylvie Duvernoy reviews Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt by Corinna Rossi.

Keywords

  • Glas
  • Renaissance
  • architecture
  • design
  • environment
  • geometry
  • mathematics

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Nexus Network Journal 10,1

  • Book Subtitle: Architecture and Mathematics

  • Editors: Sylvie Duvernoy

  • Series Title: Nexus Network Journal

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-8728-0

  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel

  • eBook Packages: Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Birkhäuser Basel 2008

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-7643-8727-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-7643-8728-0

  • Series ISSN: 1590-5896

  • Series E-ISSN: 1522-4600

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IV, 204

  • Topics: Mathematics

Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-7643-8728-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)