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Proportion: Science, Philosophy, Architecture Paperback – November 2, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0419227809 ISBN-10: 0419227806

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis (November 2, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0419227806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0419227809
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,646,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A highly concise guide to the meaning of proportional systems from Plato to modern times...Padovan has much to offer all architects, not only in respect of what they design, but also of how they see the world as a whole.' - Architectural Review

'There is much to enjoy in this book, most particularly the comprehensive and accessible account which is given of the philosophy, mathematics and practical application of the use of mathematical proportion during the various ages of classicism.' - The Journal of Architecture

'...rich, clear and memorable...Padovan takes us on a fascinating journey through Western Civilisation, from Pythagoras onwards to today, to meet the scientists, philosophers and architects - not forgetting the historians and commentators - who have contributed to mankind's beliefs about proportional ordering.' - Architects Journal

'Padovan presents an eminently readable review of the entire literature of philosophy and geometry as it relates to architecture.' - Architectural Science Review

About the Author

Richard Padovan lectures at the School of Architecture, University of Bath. He has worked as an architect throughout Europe and published extensively. His translation of Van der Laan's Architectonic Space appeared in 1983 and he is the author of Doms Hans van der Laan: Modern Primitive (1994).

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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.
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5 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 24, 2004
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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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1 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Clarence Boyd on January 23, 2008
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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.
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