Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-3
  2. Antonino Saggio
    Pages 5-7
  3. Pages 8-23

About this book


How do buildings store information and experience in their shape and form? Michael Leyton has attracted considerable attention with his interpretation of geometrical form as a medium for the storage of information and memory. In this publication he draws specific conclusions for the field of architecture and construction, attaching fundamental importance to the complex relationship between symmetry and asymmetry.


Architectural Theory Architekturtheorie Buildings architecture construction experience interpret memory symmetry

About the authors

Professor Michael Leyton is on the faculty of the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, at Rutgers. He is president of the International Society for Mathematical and Computational Aesthetics and lives in Manhattan.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Shape as Memory
  • Book Subtitle A Geometric Theory of Architecture
  • Authors Michael Leyton
  • Series Title The Information Technology Revolution in Architecture
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser — Publishers for Architecture 2006
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Architecture and Design Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7643-7690-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7643-7812-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 94
  • Number of Illustrations 39 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Architectural History and Theory
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