Why are most buildings rectangular? : and other essays on geometry and architecture / Philip Steadman.

Author
Steadman, Philip, 1942- [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
  • ©2018
Description
x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Summary note
This book brings together a dozen of Philip Steadman's essays and papers on the geometry of architectural and urban form, written over the last twelve years. New introductions link the papers and set them in context. There are two large themes: a morphological approach to the history of architecture, and studies of possibility in built form. Within this framework the papers cover the geometrical character of the building stock as a whole; histories of selected building types; analyses of density and energy in relation to urban form; and systematic methods for enumerating building plans and built forms. They touch on a range of key topics of debate in architectural theory and building science. Illustrated with over 200 black and white images, this collection provides an accessible and coherent guide to this important work.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Plan geometry, rectangular and circular -- The geometry and 'evolution' of building types -- Built form and urban form : geometry, energy and density -- Theoretical approaches to possibility in built form.
ISBN
  • 9781138226548 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 1138226548 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 9781138226555 (paperback ; : alkaline paper)
  • 1138226556 (paperback ; : alkaline paper)
LCCN
2017006822
OCLC
973880100
Other standard number
  • 40027665337
RCP
C - S

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