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PATTERN: ORNAMENT, STRUCTURE AND BEHAVIOR
Andrea Gleiniger, Georg Vrachliotis ed.

Birkhauser, 2009
Softcover
112 pages
Fully illustrated, colour & b+w.
ISBN: 9783764389543

Excluding GST A$27.64 A$38.00 A$30.40 BUY
As models and paradigms, patterns have been helping to orient architects since the Middle Ages. But patterns are also the basis of the history of ornament. Abolished by the avant-garde in the first half of the twentieth century, the notion of pattern has taken on new meaning and importance since the 1960s. Complexity research has shown that even highly complex and dynamic patterns may be based on simple rules.

This book explores the question of pattern in the context of contemporary architecture, as generative computerized methods open up new ways of talking about this abstract and dynamic subject.



 

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