9789087282776-908728277X-Proportional Systems in the History of Architecture: A Critical Reconsideration

Proportional Systems in the History of Architecture: A Critical Reconsideration

ISBN-13: 9789087282776
ISBN-10: 908728277X
Edition: Critical
Author: Delbeke, Maarten
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Leiden University Press
Format: Hardcover 600 pages
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ISBN-13: 9789087282776
ISBN-10: 908728277X
Edition: Critical
Author: Delbeke, Maarten
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Leiden University Press
Format: Hardcover 600 pages

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Acknowledged authors Delbeke, Maarten wrote Proportional Systems in the History of Architecture: A Critical Reconsideration comprising 600 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 908728277X and 9789087282776. Since then Proportional Systems in the History of Architecture: A Critical Reconsideration textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Prior to the advent of modern structural engineering, architects and builders used proportional systems to imbue their works with a general condition of order that was integral to notions of beauty and structural stability. These mostly invisible intellectual frameworks ranged from simple grids and symbolic numbers, to sly manipulations of geometry and numbers that required privileged knowledge and arithmetical calculations to access. Since the origins of architectural history, proportional systems have served as objects of belief and modes of iconographical communication. Whether they are capable of fulfilling more tangible functions remains a matter of debate today, but as the contributors to this volume show, these ancient and diverse belief systems continue to infiltrate architectural thinking in subtle and sometimes surprising ways today.

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