Abstract. James McQuillan queries Nexus Network Journal readers on whether contemporary architects understand enough about mathematics to apply it in their work.

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Query: Contemporary Architects and Mathematics

Date: Monday, 1 November 2005
From: James McQuillan <MCQUILLAN@mopipi.ub.bw>

Do any contemporary architects understand enough about mathematics (beyond additive planning and accidental occurrences) to apply it in their work? And even if they did, why should they do so, given the collapse of ancient mimesis and related understanding until the 18th century, which was the foundation of such applications in the past?

While I recognise that I have adopted a very negative view, I should like to be proved wrong, as the question is most interesting  and provocative!

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