This volume features a collection of papers dedicated to "Canons of Form-Making", in honor of the 500th anniversary of the birth of architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Theorist as well as practitioner, Palladio's architecture was based on well-defined canons that he had gleaned from studying the treatises as well as the remains of architecture from antiquity. Palladio himself left to posterity not only his large corpus of built works, but his Quattro libri d'architettura. Three of the papers in this issue are specifically about Palladio and his work. The other papers deal with canons of form-making, ancient and contemporary.
From the contents: L. March: Palladio, Pythagoreanism and Renaissance Mathematics.- B. Eilouti: The Palladian Façade Language Represented by a String Recognition Device.- T. Salgado-Garcia: A Perspective Analysis of the Rotonda’s Proportions: Making Visible the Invisible.- C. Bovill: The Doric Order as a Fractal.- R.B.F. Castiglia, M.G. Bevilacqua: Architecture, Geometry and Well-Being: The Case Of The Turkish Baths in Elbasan (Albania).- G. Ferrero, C. Cotti, M. Rossi, C. Tedeschi: Geometry of Imaginary Space: Architectural developments in the formal Research of M. C. Escher and Buckminster Fuller.- L. Consiglieri, V. Consiglieri: Continuity versus Discretization.- A. David-Artman: Mathematics as the Vital Force of Architecture.- M. Duddy: Roaming-Point Perspective: The mathematics of the Visual Refinements of the Greek Doric temple.- R. Fletcher: Palladio’s Villa Mocenigo Marocco and Palazzo Della Torre.-Ch. Stone: The Use of Linear Fractional Transformations to Produce Building Plans
Special issue on "Canons of Form-Making" to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio
Guest edited by Stephen R. Wassell, Palladio scholar and author of "Andrea Palladio: Villa Cornaro in Piombino Desi"
New research by renowned scholars such as Lionel March and Carl Bovill
Ten in-depth studies of form generation in architecture through the use of mathematical principles
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