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  • Two Culturesby Kim Williams

    Birkhäuser Basel 2006; US$ 109.00

    The extraordinary range of cultural interests of renowned physicist David Speiser?including the sciences, art, architecture, music, and history of science?has inspired generations of later scientists to look beyond the boundaries of their own disciplines. In this book, seventeen scholars from various fields pay tribute to his multifaceted career,... more...

  • Nexus Network Journal 10,2by Kim Williams

    Birkhäuser Basel 2008; US$ 89.95

    This volume features a collection of papers dedicated to Canons of Form-Making, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the birth of architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Theorist as well as practitioner, Palladio's architecture was based on well-defined canons that he had gleaned from studying the treatises as well as the remains of architecture... more...

  • Nexus Network Journal 10,1by Kim Williams

    Birkhäuser Basel 2008; US$ 89.95

    Leonardo da Vinci was well aware of the fundamental importance of mathematics for architecture. This book examines Leonardo?s knowledge of theoretical mathematics, explores how he used concepts of geometry in his designs for architectural projects, and reports on a real-life construction project using Leonardo?s principles. Authors include Sylvie... more...

  • Nexus Network Journal 9,2by Kim Williams

    Birkhäuser Basel 2008; US$ 69.95

    This issue is dedicated to Mechanics in Architecture. It explores the latest findings in the science of structural mechanics, including the behavior of structures, internal forces, and deformation. It also explores the development of new structural systems designed to resist thrusts resulting from new architectural forms. Some of the papers published... more...

  • Nexus Network Journal 11,1by Kim Williams

    Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 109.00

    In celebration of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, this issue of the Nexus Network Journal is devoted to relationships between astronomy, mathematics and architecture. It looks at how astronomy influenced architecture and urban design. more...

  • Nexus Network Journal 11,2by Kim Williams

    Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 109.00

    The fundamental concept of structure is what connects architecture to mathematics. For architecture, the generating structure might be geometrical, musical, modular or fractal. The papers in this volume all explore themes of structure in different ways. more...

  • Nexus Network Journal 11,3by Kim Williams

    Birkhäuser Basel 2010; US$ 109.00

    Baroque architect and mathematician Guarino Guarini is the subject of this issue of the Nexus Network Journal. A group of international scholars were invited to contribute papers that shed light on the unanswered questions in several areas: Baroque architecture in general and Guarini's architecture in particular; philosophy; history of structural... more...

  • Crossroads: History of Science, History of Artby Kim Williams

    Springer Basel 2011; US$ 109.00

    This is a follow-up to the volume "Discovering the Principles of Mechanics 1600-1800. It contains the essays of David Speiser on relationships between science, history of science, history of art and philosophy. It collates hard-to-find essays in a single work. more...

  • Nexus Network Journal 14,1by Kim Williams

    Springer Basel 2014; US$ 109.00

    This themed winter issue of the Nexus Network Journal focuses on architecture, systems research and computational sciences. With computer technology playing a growing role in both survey and design, the edition evinces the deep impact of IT on architecture. more...

  • Nexus Network Journal 12,1by Kim Williams

    Birkhäuser Basel 2013; US$ 109.00