Nexus Network Journal

NNJ-v7n2-covercart1Nexus Network Journal

Volume 7 Number 2

(Autumn 2005)


March 2006 / Paper / ISBN 88-88479-13-9 / 118 pp. /printed on acid-free paper /

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In this issue, we have the very old and the very new. Architects have often been inspired by mathematical ideas that they are not immediately able to apply. Fractals present one case of this; the Möbius strip another.

NNJ-v7n1-covercart1Nexus Network Journal
Volume 7 Number 1
(Spring 2005)
 

April 2005 / Paper / ISBN 88-88479-32-5 / 172 pp. /printed on acid-free paper /
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The experience of teaching mathematics in schools of architecture can help us to travel cultural byways that bridge the gap that separates the humanistic and scientific cultures in a good part of the academic world and that of research.

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Volume 6 Number 2
(Autumn 2004)
 

April 2005 / Paper / ISBN 88-88479-33-3 / 142 pp. /printed on acid-free paper /
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NNJ-v6n1-covercart1Nexus Network Journal
Volume 6 Number 1
(Spring 2004)
 

September 2004 / Paper / ISBN 88-88479-10-4 / ca 160 pp. /printed on acid-free paper /
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Ancient cultures never cease to amaze us for their richness of content and technology. In this Spring 2004 issue of the Nexus Network Journal our authors take us back in time to various cradles of civilization to reveal the legacies that have come part of our global architectural heritage.

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Volume 5 Number 2
(Autumn 2003)
 

March 2004 / Paper / ISBN 88-88479-07-4 / 159 pp. printed on acid-free paper /
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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.

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Volume 5 Number 1
(Winter 2003)
"Optics and Perspective"
David A. Vila Domini,
Guest Editor

Forthcoming October 2003 / Paper / ISSN 1590-5896 / 190 pp. / printed on acid-free paper
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It is almost six centuries since the invention of artificial perspective, a way of seeing that makes space a quantity, and the painter's art mathematical. This invention did not come to pass sine scientia. Alberti was the first to delineate the theory of the technique and leave legible evidence of its science. However, because as Manetti tells us, it is Brunelleschi we should credit with its invention. And yet regarding the precise nature of Brunelleschi's invention, and the circumstances in which it came about, we can be certain only of the mantle of obscurity which shrouds them, which reveals only rough outlines, the hints of answers to our questions. The authors gathered here look back into this history and approach those questions from their own discipline. Peering through the mist of time, as if into a stage across the hazy Arno, we attempt to recognise the characters and their roles in those first rehearsals of perspective. Perhaps a little like Alberti's early fictores, we tease out from that occluded view the formative strands of a method that was to dominate the production of art, and our conception of what it is to see, until the advent of photography and modernism. David A. Vila Domini

NNJ-v4n2-covercart1Nexus Network Journal
Volume 4 Number 2
(Spring-Summer-Autumn 2002)

Forthcoming October 2003 / Paper / ISSN 1590-5896 / 158 pp. / printed on acid-free paper
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The Nexus Network Journal: Architecture and Mathematics volume 4 number 2 (Summer-Autumn 2004) contains articles on architecture and mathematics that, like the Nexus conferences and the Nexus series of books, are interdisciplinary and multicultural. This volume of the NNJ includes the transcript of the Round Table Discussion that took place at the Nexus 2002 conference in Portugal. It also includes Research Articles, The Geometer's Angle by Mark A. Reynolds, Didactics, Book Reviews and Conference Reports, and The Virtual Library.

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Volume 4 Number 1
(Winter 2002)
"The Golden Section"
Stephen R. Wassell
Guest Editor

March 2003 / Paper / ISSN 1590-5896 / ISBN 888847904X / 144 pp. / printed on acid-free paper
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This is the Nexus Network Journal's first special issue dedicated to a particular subject: The golden section. The golden section, commonly denoted by phi,, is almost certainly the most controversial subject in the interdisciplinary field served by the Nexus Network Journal. Its use as a design tool is not controversial. Indeed, it is hard to argue with the considerable potential for useful proportional relationships available to the designer, based on the mathematical properties of the golden section, whereby additive and multiplicative properties are so beautifully married because of the fact that phi squared equal phi plus one (the square of the Golden Section is equal to the Golden Section plus Unity). No, the golden section is controversial because of the large number of questionable claims about applications of the golden section to a wide range of objects, both natural and human-made. Stephen R. Wassell

NNJ-v3n2-covercart1Nexus Network Journal
Volume 3 Number 2
(Summer-Autumn 2001)

March 2003 / Paper / ISSN 1590-5896 / ISBN 8888479031 / 208 pp. ca./ printed on acid-free paper
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The Nexus Network Journal: Architecture and Mathematics volume 3 number 2 (Summer-Autumn 2001) contains articles on architecture and mathematics that, like the Nexus conferences and the Nexus series of books, are interdisciplinary and multicultural. In addition to Research Articles, this volume of the NNJ includes The Geometer's Angle by Mark A. Reynolds, Didactics, Book Reviews and Conference Reports.

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Volume 3 Number 1 (2001)

June 2002 / Paper / ISSN 1522-4600 / ISBN 888479015 / 163 pp. / printed on acid-free paper
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The Nexus Network Journal volume 3, no. 1 (Winter-Spring 2001) contains articles on architecture and mathematics that present the subject in the widest possible panorama. Articles printed here appeared on the Internet in 2 quarterly issues during calendar year 2001. Like the Nexus conferences and the Nexus series of books, the NNJ is interdisciplinary and multicultural. The issues explored in this present volume are proportion, symbolism, geometry, modularity, shape; the cultures discussed include the North American, South American, French, Italian and Norwegian; the authors are art historians, engineers, mathematicians and architects.

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Volume 2 (2000)

June 2001 / Paper / ISSN 1590-5896 / ISBN 8879232509 / 232 pp./ printed on acid-free paper
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With Special CD Supplement: "Modular Games" by Slavik Jablan €30.00 Euro

The Nexus Network Journal: Architecture and Mathematics volume 2 (2000) contains articles on architecture and mathematics that, like the Nexus conferences and the Nexus series of books, are interdisciplinary and multicultural. In addition to Research Articles, volume 2 of the NNJ includes The Geometer's Angle by Mark A. Reynolds, a new Didactics column, Book Reviews, Conference Reports and The Virtual Library.

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Volume 1 (1999)

June 2000 / Paper / ISSN 1590-5896 / ISBN 8879232215 / 200 pp./ printed on acid-free paper
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The Nexus Network Journal volume 1 (1999) contains articles on architecture and mathematics that present the subject in the widest possible panorama. Articles printed here appeared on the Internet in 4 quarterly issues during calendar year 1999. Thus, like the Nexus conferences and the Nexus series of books, it is interdisciplinary and multicultural. The issues explored in this present volume are proportion, number symbolism, triangulation, fuzzy logic and tiling patterns; the cultures discussed include the Egyptian, Mesoamerican, European and Persian; the authors are art historians, geometers, mathematicians and architects.