Nexus Conference

NexusVII-covercartoutReleased July 2008!
Nexus VII: Architecture and Mathematics
Kim Williams, ed.

June 2008 / Paper / ISBN 978-88-88479-18-7 /242 pp. printed on acid-free paper /
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This seventh book in the Nexus: Architecture and Mathematics conference series features 20 papers dealing with seven broad topics: Design theory, history, surveys, astronomy, representation, non-Western architecture and mathematics, and design analysis. Contributors from Portugal, Italy, the United States, Australia, Ireland, Denmark, Iran, Mexico and India present a lively and varied portrait of relationships between architecture and mathematics from the ancient to the actual.

NexusVI-covercartoutReleased in June 2006!
Nexus VI: Architecture and Mathematics
Sylvie Duvernoy and Orietta Pedemonte, eds.

June 2006 / Paper / ISBN 88-88479-14-7 /ca. 200 pp. printed on acid-free paper /
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This sixth book in the Nexus: Architecture and Mathematics conference series marks the tenth year of Nexus activities. The papers included here further broaden the horizons of interdisciplinary studies in architecture and mathematics. Over the years, Nexus has truly shown itself to have created a just that: a nexus between disciplines, between "languages", between cultures. This new collection of papers carries on the splendid interdisciplinary variety that has characterized the previous four volumes: architects, historians, theoreticians, mathematicians and scientists from the world over -- Italy, Turkey, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, the United States, Australia, Brazil and Scotland -- present papers on subjects as diverse as the mathematics of the Doric order, the Hagia Sophia, geometry and ethics, paving a famous city square with quasi-periodic tiling, perspective construction in the fourth dimension, and the influence of computer technology on architecture. Western architecture of almost every period is examined: Greek, Roman, medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and contemporary. This volume adds thirteen more important papers to the growing collection of studies in architecture and mathematics that forms the heart of the Nexus conferences and the Nexus Network Journal.

NexusV-covercartoutReleased in June 2004
Nexus V: Architecture and Mathematics
Kim Williams and Francisco J. Delgado Cepeda, eds.

June 2004 / Paper / ISBN 88-88479-34-1 / 200 pp. printed on acid-free paper /
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This fifth book in the Nexus: Architecture and Mathematics conference series offers papers that further broaden the horizons of interdisciplinary studies in architecture and mathematics. Over the years, Nexus has truly shown itself to have created a just that: a nexus between disciplines, between "languages", between cultures. This new collection of papers carries on the splendid interdisciplinary variety that has characterized the previous four volumes: architects, historians, theoreticians, mathematicians and scientists from Mexico, Spain, Canada, Japan, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States, present papers on subjects as diverse as the Fibonacci sequence, muqarnas, fractals, Teotihuacan, joiners' methods, triangular geometry, musical proportions and computer-assisted preservation of Gothic architecture. Western architecture of almost every period is examined: Egyptian, Roman, medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, twentieth-century, as is the architecture of China, India and Islam. This fifth volume of the Nexus: Architecture and Mathematics conference series adds seventeen more important papers to the growing collection of studies in architecture and mathematics that is the aim of the Nexus conferences and the Nexus Network Journal.

NexusIIcartoutNexus II: Architecture and Mathematics
Kim Williams, ed.

June 1998 / Paper / ISBN 88-86888-13-9 / 190 pp. printed on acid-free paper
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Nexus II: Architecture and Mathematics is the second volume in the Nexus series, following the first volume published in 1996. The aim of this collections of essays is to present a broad definition of the ways in which two seemingly different disciplines are interconnected. Included are papers concerned with families of numbers that lend themselves to the creation of proportional systems, such as the "equiangular numbers", the influence of African arts and crafts on architecture, the architectural significance of geometric constructions, aperiodic and periodic tilings in Australian architecture, the use of mathematics in the development of structural techniques, and mathematics in the urban fabric of Venice. The mathematical nature of the architecture of Leon Battista Alberti, Andrea Palladio and Frank Lloyd Wright is examined, and the philosophical background behind Renaissance architecture is explored. The diversity and varied texture of the essays richly illustrates the affinity between architecture and mathematics. Contributors come from a wide range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds: mathematicians from France, the United States, Argentina, Mozambique and Italy; architects from the United States and Australia; engineers from Italy and Germany; philosophers and religious from Italy and Germany. Architecture may be seen and understood in a new light, by professionals as well as non-professionals.