Mathematics and Architecture 1700's

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A look at scientific/mathematical developments of the 1600's and 1700's helps place the Central European Baroque church in context: Desargues, Bernoulli, Leibniz and Scieferenna, all mathematician or architect, all dealt with theories of synthesis and convergence. The effect of the new mathematical ideas were on architecture was a gradual transformation of space from pure, static and isolated to composite, dynamic and interpenetrating. Architects used geometrical methods as plan generators. Transformational operations were of utmost …

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…that the sciences drift apart and then return to each other a later time to re- orient the way a building should be designed. Be it as a symmetrical form or as an abstract piece of art, the bottom line is that this geometrical or mathematical essence must exist- especially in today's buildings not only visually, to support the eye's need for balance, but also structurally, to serve a better use in housing our needs.