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Mathematics -20th Century Architectural Elevations
Architectural elevations of the 20th Century. Beaux-Arts façades to modernist exercises in geometry.
Before using computers, architects employed only two visual formats in drawing the design of a building, the plan and the elevation. Neither view is truly apparent in the completed structure, and thus remain conceptual artworks hidden forever in architectural files.
Twentieth Century designers used this mathematical format throughout the development of modern design, displaying graphic beauty in the pure logic of geometry.
ArchiTech has assembled a collection of stunning elevation drawings from school homework assignments to Loop skyscraper designs that demonstrate the power of this archaic format in reducing a building to its elemental lines.
"Beautiful Mathematics" opens on friday, May 16th and continues through saturday, June 14th, 2003.
730 North Franklin suite 200
Chicago, IL 60654