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The Projective Cast : Architecture and Its Three Geometries - Robin Evans

The Projective Cast

Architecture and Its Three Geometries

Paperback Published: 28th August 2000
ISBN: 9780262550383
Number Of Pages: 452
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Winner of the Spiro Kostof Book Award given by the Society of Architectural Historians. 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.

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"Robin Evans, in his brilliant (sadly posthumous) bookThe Projective Cast, explores some of the properties ofintersecting arcs, flying lines and similar triangles in a series ofessays which work both as an introduction to a range of geometries, andas impressively well-informed accounts of episodes in cultural history.The explanations of the geometries are captivating. We are carefullytaken through them, stage by stage, so that the mysteries of a complexform are uncovered, or an apparently simple form is shown to be morecomplex than it seemed." Andrew Ballantyne, Times Literary Supplement

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Composition and Projection
Perturbed Circlesp. 3
Persistent Breakagep. 55
Seeing through Paperp. 107
Piero's Headsp. 123
Drawn Stonep. 179
The Trouble with Numbersp. 241
Comic Linesp. 273
Forms Lost and Found Againp. 323
Rumors at the Extremitiesp. 337
Conclusion: The Projective Castp. 351
Notesp. 372
Illustration Creditsp. 402
Indexp. 404
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780262550383
ISBN-10: 0262550385
Series: The Projective Cast
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 28th August 2000
Publisher: AMITY PUB CO
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 22.23  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.44