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ISBN:0419227806
Author: Richard Padovan
ISBN13: 978-0419227809
Title: Proportion: Science, Philosophy, Architecture
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Language: English
Category: Architecture
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (November 4, 1999)
Pages: 402

Proportion: Science, Philosophy, Architecture by Richard Padovan



The book looks great. Haven't had time to open it yet, but it looks like it's in great condition. Categories: Other Social Sciences\Philosophy. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Ships from and sold by SpeedyHen. Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Most of what Padovan says about it here is metaphysical rather than architectural or mathematical, and since the metaphysical aspect he poses strikes me initially as questionable, I feel somewhat let down.

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Proportion: Science, Philosophy, Architecture. The main body of the text traces the interplay of abstraction and empathy through the history of science, philosophy and architecture from the early Greeks through to the two early twentieth-century architects who made proportion the focus of their work: Le Corbusier and Van der Laan. The book ends with a reflection.

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The book ends with a reflection on the present and future role of proportion in architecture.

This handbook provides readers with a well-illustrated and readable comparative guide to proportion systems in architecture, setting out the mathematical principles that underlie the main systems and illustrating these with examples of their use in historical and modern buildings. The main body of the text traces the interplay of abstraction and empathy through the history of science, philosophy and architecture from the early Greeks through to the two early twentieth-century architects who made proportion the focus of their work: Le Corbusier and Van der Laan. The book ends with a reflection on the present and future role of proportion in architecture.
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GEL
I confess not to have read every word yet. I ordered it hoping for detailed information about the "Padovan sequence" or "Plastic Number" 1.324718..., which I discovered myself decades ago in college and have tried to use in architecture and graphic design. Most of what Padovan says about it here is metaphysical rather than architectural or mathematical, and since the metaphysical aspect he poses strikes me initially as questionable, I feel somewhat let down. Along the way he does have wide-ranging discussions (a little in the spirit of Christian Norberg-Schulz) of Neoplatonism, the Baroque in architecture, Kant, and Le Corbusier's Modulor, which he ultimately does not find a satisfying solution to the problem of proportion---which he transforms into a problem of providing in design and life a perceptible progression of "types and orders of size" rather than linear or two-dimensional relationships like the Golden Section. I do plan to spend more time with the book, and perhaps will come to benefit from its philosophical erudition, but for anyone wanting to know more of a practical nature about the presumed headliner---proportions based on "his" Plastic Number 1.324718---there's little meat to chew on for the high cost of the book, as pleasing as it is to hold in your hand and peruse.
Swift Summer
Unlike any other books I have found on the subject of architectural proportion and composition. I thought this book was extremely interesting in the review of historical periods and their connections between architecture, philosophy and geometry. He touches on all of the major Western philosophers. There is both abstract conceptual thinking and specific architectural methods one could apply immediately. Highly recommend this book!
Malaris
My grandson was very pleased to receive this book for his birthday. He is a young architect and said this book was just what he needed for the development of his work. My grandson, John, has just written me that this book has introduced him to an architect he had not known before, and it is proving to be a good text to ground him in the history of aesthetic thinking as it pertains to proportion. Of course I am delighted to hear this! I bought this book at Amazon.
Ka
beyond architecture, this book examines the racionalist vs. empirist debate in science, art and phillosophy. most impresive is the way it disolves the dilemma, explaining that both approaches are essentially the same as knowledge is acquired via a continuous process of inventing and discovering, inhaling and exhaling, imposing laws on nature and observing them.
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The book looks great. Haven't had time to open it yet, but it looks like it's in great condition.