The Projective Cast: Architecture and Its Three Geometries

The Projective Cast: Architecture and Its Three Geometries

by Robin Evans
     
 

In this book, completed shortly before his death, Robin Evans recasts the idea of the relationship between geometry and architecture, drawing on mathematics, engineering, art history,
and aesthetics to uncover processes in the imagining and realizing of architectural form. He shows that geometry does not always play a stolid and dormant role but, in fact, may be

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In this book, completed shortly before his death, Robin Evans recasts the idea of the relationship between geometry and architecture, drawing on mathematics, engineering, art history,
and aesthetics to uncover processes in the imagining and realizing of architectural form. He shows that geometry does not always play a stolid and dormant role but, in fact, may be an active agent in the links between thinking and imagination, imagination and drawing, and drawing and building.

The MIT Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262550383
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
802,125
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Composition and Projection
Ch. 1Perturbed Circles3
Ch. 2Persistent Breakage55
Ch. 3Seeing through Paper107
Ch. 4Piero's Heads123
Ch. 5Drawn Stone179
Ch. 6The Trouble with Numbers241
Ch. 7Comic Lines273
Ch. 8Forms Lost and Found Again323
Ch. 9Rumors at the Extremities337
Conclusion: The Projective Cast351
Notes372
Illustration Credits402
Index404

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