The Resource The projective cast : architecture and its three geometries, Robin Evans

The projective cast : architecture and its three geometries, Robin Evans

Label
The projective cast : architecture and its three geometries
Title
The projective cast
Title remainder
architecture and its three geometries
Statement of responsibility
Robin Evans
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this long-awaited book, completed shortly before his death, 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, drawing and building. He suggests a theory of architecture that is based on the many transactions between architecture and geometry as evidenced in individual buildings, largely in Europe, from the fifteenth to the twentieth century
  • From the Henry VII Chapel at Westminster Abbey to Le Corbusier's Ronchamp, from Raphael's Sant'Eligio and the work of Piero della Francesca and Philibert Delorme to Guarino Guarini and the painters of cubism, Evans explores the geometries involved, asking whether they are in fact the stable underpinnings of the creative, intuitive, or rhetorical aspects of architecture. In particular he concentrates on the history of architectural projection, the geometry of vision that has become an internalized and pervasive pictorial method of construction and that, until now, has played only a small part in the development of architectural theory
Dewey number
720/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2760
LC item number
.E93 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The projective cast : architecture and its three geometries, Robin Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [372]-401) and index
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Contents
Introduction: Composition and Projection -- Ch. 1. Perturbed Circles -- Ch. 2. Persistent Breakage -- Ch. 3. Seeing through Paper -- Ch. 4. Piero's Heads -- Ch. 5. Drawn Stone -- Ch. 6. The Trouble with Numbers -- Ch. 7. Comic Lines -- Ch. 8. Forms Lost and Found Again -- Ch. 9. Rumors at the Extremities -- Conclusion: The Projective Cast
Control code
000011314813
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 413 p.
Isbn
9780262050494
Lccn
94042924
Other physical details
ill.
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.b17663623
System control number
  • C01108105986
  • (OCoLC)31607650

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