Nexus Network Journal Volume 5 Number 2 (Autumn 2003)

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NNJ-v5n2-coverNexus Network Journal
Volume 5 Number 2
(Autumn 2003)
 

March 2004 / Paper / ISBN 88-88479-07-4 / 159 pp. printed on acid-free paper /
Price : €20.00 Euro

Mathematics is dimension, ratio, and symbol. In this Autumn 2003 issue, the Nexus Network Journal presents various examinations of the different approaches to the use mathematics as a basis for design. What I found particularly interesting about the four research papers in this issue is that they make clear that, although methods and motives differ, fundamental relationships of architecture and mathematics remain pertinent, regardless of whether the architect was born and trained in Italy (Palladio, Serlio), the United States (Thomas Jefferson, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin), or Austria (Rudolf Schindler), and whether he or she worked in the sixteenth, eighteenth or twentieth centuries.


Contents
Kim Williams. Letter from the Editor

Research
Rachel Fletcher. An American Vision of Harmony: Geometric Proportions in Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia
Lionel March. Rudolph M. Schindler: Space Reference Frame, Modular Coordination and the 'Row'
Jin-Ho Park. Rudolph M. Schindler: Proportion, Scale and the 'Row'
Graham Pont. The Cinema as Secular Temple: Ethos, Form and Symbolism of the Capitol Theatre

Didactics
Igor M. Verner and Sarah Maor. The Effect of Integrating Design Problems on Learning Mathematics in an Architecture College

The Geometer's Angle
Mark A. Reynolds. Geometer's Angle™ no. 10: The Unknown Modulor: the "2.058" Rectangle

Book Reviews
John Sharp. Westminster Abbey: The Cosmati Pavements by Lindy Grant and Richard Mortimer (eds.)
Kim Williams. Cosmatesque Ornament: Flat Polychrome Geometric Patterns in Architecture by Paloma Pajares-Ayuela
Vera W. de Spinadel. Fragments of Infinity: A Kaleidoscope of Math and Art by Ivars Peterson
David Reid. M. C. Escher's legacy: A centennial celebration by Doris Schattschneider and Michele Emmer (eds.)

Conference Report
George Hart. ISAMA-Bridges 2003