Introduction

Chapter
Part of the Mathematics and the Built Environment book series (MABE, volume 3)

Abstract

Possibly the most famous essay about architecture and mathematics was written by Colin Rowe in 1947. Rowe’s essay, ‘The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa,’ compares formal and spatial properties in the architecture of Palladio and Le Corbusier.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Architecture and Built EnvironmentThe University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.School of Architecture and Built EnvironmentThe University of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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