02 bibliography | architecture
using tensor diagrams [blinn]
using tensor diagrams [blinn]

using tensor diagrams to solve and represent geometric problems by jim blinn. i think it has a relationship to cubic [...]

donald knuth’s computer musings
donald knuth's computer musings

i’m told donald knuth is an interesting dude for the computer science crew. check out some of his writing. he’s [...]

dynamics the geometry of behaviour [abraham and shaw]
dynamics the geometry of behaviour [abraham and shaw]

dynamics: the geometry of behavior by abraham and shaw. a rare but very accessible book on dynamics. super background for [...]

the erlanger program [klein]
the erlanger program [klein]

felix klein’s erlanger program. the foundational document for contemporary topology. get on with it. [link to paper]

on growth and form [thompson]
on growth and form [thompson]

an image from d’arcy wentworth thompson’s on growth and form. personally i found bucky fuller’s synergetics to be more game [...]

deleuze, de landa and der schumacher

if you’re interested in following a contemporary architectural train of thought through to its logical conclusion, check out chapter 12 [...]

developable sculptural forms of ilhan koman [akgun et. al.]
developable sculptural forms of ilhan koman [akgun et. al.]

[link to paper]

kinematics of machinery: outline of a theory of machines [reuleaux]
kinematics of machinery: outline of a theory of machines [reuleaux]

an image from franz reuleaux’s kinematics of machinery: outline of a theory of machines.

geometry and the imagination [hilbert]
geometry and the imagination [hilbert]

an image of confocal quadrics from hilbert’s geomety and the imagination. solid book.

catastrophe theory [thom]
catastrophe theory [thom]

an image from structural stability and morphogenesis by rene thom, the founder of singularity theory. [thom on wikipedia]

rapid prototyping for architecture [zcorp]
rapid prototyping for architecture [zcorp]

a nice guide on rapid prototyping for architecture. if you need work done see charles overy at lgm models. [link [...]

autodesk bits of history [walker]
autodesk bits of history [walker]

an overwhelmingly detailed history of autocad. seems to include some interesting startup insights and coding development insights (walker). [link to [...]

cad issues [tu delft]
cad issues [tu delft]

nice generalist article form tu delft. lord knows we need some generalists. [link to article]

computer graphics course [drexel]
computer graphics course [drexel]

nice intro information. [link to article]

design and computing of complex geometry [griffin]
design and computing of complex geometry [griffin]

interesting and wide ranging architecture thesis done at mit. [link to article]

designing and manufacturing architecture in the digital age [kolarevich]
designing and manufacturing architecture in the digital age [kolarevich]

branko kolarevic on the state of the state. [link to article]

nurbs [lavoie]
nurbs [lavoie]

a more than serviceable article on nurbs by lavoie. [link to article]

digital fabricators [stacey]
digital fabricators [stacey]

nice early acadia catalog on digital practitioners’ work edited by stacey. [link to catalog]

discrete freeform surfaces for architecture [schmiedhofer]
discrete freeform surfaces for architecture [schmiedhofer]

very nice thesis by heinz schmiedhofer. from the general to the specific with a nice bit at the end on [...]

dissertation [unknown]
dissertation [unknown]

this essay asks: “do computer design techniques enhance or retard the production of architectural design?” one might also attempt to [...]

constructive geometry [monge]
constructive geometry [monge]

an important paper on gaspar monge by joel sakarovitch. sakarovitch, a longtime researcher into monge’s work, has effectively uncovered another [...]

gaudi and cad [burry]
gaudi and cad [burry]

sweet article by mark and jane burry. [link to paper]

general investigation of curved surface [gauss]
general investigation of curved surface [gauss]

a landmark paper by gauss. not many illustrations in there but here is a great one on the left. [link [...]

glas als sekundartragwerk [oszwald]
glas als sekundartragwerk [oszwald]

very nice article with very good illustrations on glass technology (text in german). [link to paper]

the heroic age of geometry [coolidge]
the heroic age of geometry [coolidge]

nice article by coolidge on gauss and his milieu. [link to paper]

laws of thought [boole]
laws of thought [boole]

this is not the guy that is responsible when your mesh booleans don’t work. [link to paper]

get up, stand up [siggraph]
get up, stand up [siggraph]

a nice document from siggraph 2008 for writers, sculptors, artists and the digerati on contemporary trademark and copyright issues. [link [...]

las lineas de gaudi [hererra]
las lineas de gaudi [hererra]

a nice paper by herrera called las lineas de gaudi. this got in here because it has a cool catalonian [...]

the mind’s eye [ferguson]
the mind's eye [ferguson]

a very important essay by eugene ferguson, the historian of technology, on invention. it has been followed by a book [...]

models are real [306090]
models are real [306090]

very nice publication by some cats called 306090 out of new york. some very good thinking on models and model-making [...]

shifting from analog to digital [dritsas]
shifting from analog to digital [dritsas]

i really like the title of this paper and i think the topic in general could use a little more [...]

salter – boyarsky [aa files]
salter – boyarsky [aa files]

old interview from aa files by alvin boyarsky with peter salter. still very pertinent for the architecture school crowd. [link [...]

a spreadsheet way of knowledge [levy]
a spreadsheet way of knowledge [levy]

very good essay on managing spreadsheets. applies to form making and form rationalization as well. [link to paper]

the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics [wigner]
the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics [wigner]

very interesting article. if you’re into math you probably have to read this. [link to paper]

wireframe will work [brell-cockan]
wireframe will work [brell-cockan]

image of a rebar bending machine from a very nice workshop called wireframe will work held in vienna by sigrid [...]

poeme de l’angle droit [corbusier]
poeme de l’angle droit [corbusier]

a solar geometry drawing by le corbusier. from poeme de l’angle droit.

geometrie projective [monge]
geometrie projective [monge]

an image from gaspar monge’s geometrie projective. founder of projective geometry, constructive geometry and quite a bit more. arguably it [...]

the projective cast: architecture and its three geometries [evans]
the projective cast: architecture and its three geometries [evans]

a posthumously published work by one of the great writers on architecture. this book is well worth your time if [...]

utzon’s sphere [mitami]
utzon’s sphere [mitami]

yuzo, mikami (2001) utzon”s sphere: how it was designed and built. tokyo: shokukusha. perhaps the nicest book on a built [...]

philosophy of structure [torroja]
philosophy of structure [torroja]

torroja, eduardo (1958) philosophy of structures. berkeley: university of california press. torroja is a giant in the field of architectural [...]

architectural geometry [pottmann]
architectural geometry [pottmann]

700 plus pages of geometry as it relates to the fabrication of so-called free-form structure. brought to you by the planar facet crew (among the other important topics they are digging into). (pottmann, asperl, hofer and kilian)


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