Throughout history, nature has served as an inspiration for architecture and designers have tried to incorporate the harmonies and patterns of nature into architectural form. Alberti, Charles Renee Macintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Le Courbusier are just a few of the well- known figures who have taken this approach and written on this theme. With the development of fractal geometry--the study of intricate and interesting self- similar mathematical patterns--in the last part of the twentieth century, the quest to replicate natureas creative code took a stunning new turn. Using computers, it is now possible to model and create the organic, self-similar forms of nature in a way never previously realized. In Fractal Architecture, architect James Harris presents a definitive, lavishly illustrated guide that explains both the ahowa and awhya of incorporating fractal geometry into architectural design.relativity, theory of, 315a17, 326 Reliance Building, 83, 83f religious symbols, strong penetration of, 175a76, 176 f Renaissance architecture: form language of, 252a55; ... 75; Post-Modernism influenced by, 218; skyscraper forms and, 83 requirement diagram, 198a99 resonance principle, ... and, 72; Futurism and, 328 a29; gestalt theory and, 122; nature and natural law and work of, 52, 192; Tableau No.
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