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Place and Limit

The Intelligence of Place : Topographies and Poetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Limit has many senses. In general, it seems to indicate the ‘line’ along which two domains touch each other: cum-finis. Translators’ note: Cacciari often uses Latin, Greek and German notions. These will, as in the original text...

Underneath it all

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Structure and Form in Design : Critical Ideas for Creative Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...Introduction In the context of the designed environment, geometry is a determining constraint. Euclidean geometry is that branch of geometry used to gain knowledge relating to the structural elements, figures, shapes and forms...

Ritualization and the Ethos of Design

Harry Francis Mallgrave

Harry Francis Mallgrave is an architect, scholar and editor and distinguished Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. He is the author of over 15 books, the recipient of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award, and is an Honorable Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Object to Experience : The New Culture of Architectural Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Vesely, Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation, p. 373.Restoring the practical nature of situations as a primary vehicle of design enables us to move away from inconclusive play with abstract forms and functions.Several years...

Republican Rome, c. 509–44 BCE

Penelope J.E. Davies

Penelope J.E. Davies is Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...Having expelled the last of their kings, during the fifth century BCE, Romans slowly developed a new system of government, a Republic, administered by elective magistrates and an advisory senate. At first patricians dominated...

Place and Architectural Space

The Intelligence of Place : Topographies and Poetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Modern and contemporary architects have often assumed that the sites they build upon have few if any given qualities. The presumption is that the external world is essentially an isotropic geometric space, a three-dimensional matrix...

The stepping stones of Fibonacci and the harmony of a line divided

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Structure and Form in Design : Critical Ideas for Creative Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...Introduction In the treatise Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596), Kepler (1571–1630 ce), the great astronomer, proclaimed that geometry had two great treasures: one...

Tiling the plane without gap or overlap

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Structure and Form in Design : Critical Ideas for Creative Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction The term tiling is used to refer to a special category of two-dimensional design created simply by dividing the plane (e.g. a sheet of paper) into a network of shapes....

A Question of Proportion

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stripes, Grids and Checks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction There has been much scholarly debate on the use of systems of proportion in ancient times and their value to practitioners. Systems of proportion are aimed at creating ‘a sense of order’ (...

Classical Greece, c. 500–400 BCE

Margaret M. Miles

Margaret M. Miles is Professor of Art History and Classics in the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, USA.. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...A series of wars with dangerous neighbours opened the Classical age of Greece around 500 BCE. Greek victories over the Persians and Carthaginians yielded vast booty – some of which was used for temples and dedications in sanctuaries...

Polyhedra, spheres and domes

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Structure and Form in Design : Critical Ideas for Creative Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction The bulk of attention so far in this book has been on two-dimensional phenomena such as grids, tilings, patterns and ways in which a designer may plan or use two-dimensional space. Two important...