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The Resource The Fractal Dimension of Architecture, by Michael J. Ostwald, Josephine Vaughan, (electronic resource)

The Fractal Dimension of Architecture, by Michael J. Ostwald, Josephine Vaughan, (electronic resource)

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The Fractal Dimension of Architecture
Title
The Fractal Dimension of Architecture
Statement of responsibility
by Michael J. Ostwald, Josephine Vaughan
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Language
eng
Summary
Fractal analysis is a method for measuring, analysing and comparing the formal or geometric properties of complex objects. In this book it is used to investigate eighty-five buildings that have been designed by some of the twentieth-century’s most respected and celebrated architects. Including designs by Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Venturi, Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Richard Meier and Kazuyo Sejima amongst others, this book uses mathematics to analyse arguments and theories about some of the world’s most famous designs. Starting with 625 reconstructed architectural plans and elevations, and including more than 200 specially prepared views of famous buildings, this book presents the results of the largest mathematical study ever undertaken into architectural design and the largest single application of fractal analysis presented in any field. The data derived from this study is used to test three overarching hypotheses about social, stylistic and personal trends in design, along with five celebrated arguments about twentieth-century architecture. Through this process the book offers a unique mathematical insight into the history and theory of design.--
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Ostwald, Michael J
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non fiction
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Vaughan, Josephine.
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks
  • Mathematics and the Built Environment
Series volume
1
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Mathematics
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The Fractal Dimension of Architecture, by Michael J. Ostwald, Josephine Vaughan, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32426-5
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mixed
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
Contents
1.Introduction -- Part I: Understanding and Measuring Fractal Dimensions -- 2.Fractals in Architectural Design and Critique -- 3.Introducing the Box-Counting Method -- 4.Measuring Architecture -- 5.Refining and Understanding the Method -- Part II: Measuring Twentieth Century Architecture -- 6.Analysing the Form of the Twentieth Century House -- 7.The Rise of Modernity -- 8.Organic Design -- 9.Post-Modernism -- 10.Avant-Garde and Abstraction -- 11.Minimalism and Regionalism -- 12.Conclusion -- References -- Acknowledgments
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978-3-319-32426-5
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unknown
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1 online resource (XVII, 423 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319324265
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-32426-5
Other physical details
202 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958385733
Label
The Fractal Dimension of Architecture, by Michael J. Ostwald, Josephine Vaughan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32426-5
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1.Introduction -- Part I: Understanding and Measuring Fractal Dimensions -- 2.Fractals in Architectural Design and Critique -- 3.Introducing the Box-Counting Method -- 4.Measuring Architecture -- 5.Refining and Understanding the Method -- Part II: Measuring Twentieth Century Architecture -- 6.Analysing the Form of the Twentieth Century House -- 7.The Rise of Modernity -- 8.Organic Design -- 9.Post-Modernism -- 10.Avant-Garde and Abstraction -- 11.Minimalism and Regionalism -- 12.Conclusion -- References -- Acknowledgments
Control code
978-3-319-32426-5
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVII, 423 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319324265
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-32426-5
Other physical details
202 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958385733

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