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Ostwald, Michael J.

Overview
Works: 25 works in 94 publications in 4 languages and 2,475 library holdings
Genres: History  Architectural drawings  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: NA2750, 720.105
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael J Ostwald
Museum, gallery and cultural architecture in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region : essays in Antipodean identity by Steven Fleming( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years since the completion of Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House countries throughout the South Pacific have displayed a particular fascination with the possibility that architecture may be able to embody regional cultural identity. This book examines a number of major museums, art galleries and cultural centers that have been constructed in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific regions. The majority of these buildings, landscapes or structures have been completed in the last few years and all have employed different architectural strategies to shape their designs. This collection of nine critical essays by leading scholars of contemporary architecture provides an important survey and assessment of Antipodean cultural architecture. Emphasizing common traits, the introduction to the text asks how this phenomenon might be understood and why it may be relevant in different regions around the world. Acknowledging the pluralistic nature of Antipodean architecture, the conclusion offers an alternative hermeneutical framework, one that accepts the fragmentary nature of the contemporary cultural landscape."--Publisher's website
The fractal dimension of architecture by Michael J Ostwald( )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fractal analysis is a method for measuring, analysing and comparing the formal or geometric properties of complex objects. In this book it is used to investigate eighty-five buildings that have been designed by some of the twentieth-century’s most respected and celebrated architects. Including designs by Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Venturi, Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Richard Meier and Kazuyo Sejima amongst others, this book uses mathematics to analyse arguments and theories about some of the world’s most famous designs. Starting with 625 reconstructed architectural plans and elevations, and including more than 200 specially prepared views of famous buildings, this book presents the results of the largest mathematical study ever undertaken into architectural design and the largest single application of fractal analysis presented in any field. The data derived from this study is used to test three overarching hypotheses about social, stylistic and personal trends in design, along with five celebrated arguments about twentieth-century architecture. Through this process the book offers a unique mathematical insight into the history and theory of design
Architecture and mathematics from antiquity to the future by Kim Williams( )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every age and every culture has relied on the incorporation of mathematics in their works of architecture to imbue the built environment with meaning and order. Mathematics is also central to the production of architecture, to its methods of measurement, fabrication and analysis. This two-volume edited collection presents a detailed portrait of the ways in which two seemingly different disciplines are interconnected. Over almost 100 chapters it illustrates and examines the relationship between architecture and mathematics. Contributors of these chapters come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. Through this work, architecture may be seen and understood in a new light, by professionals as well as non-professionals. Volume I covers architecture from antiquity through Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Inkan, Gothic and early Renaissance eras and styles. The themes that are covered range from symbolism and proportion to measurement and structural stability. From Europe to Africa, Asia and South America, the chapters span different countries, cultures and practices.0ISBN Vol. 2: 9783319001425
Architecture and mathematics from antiquity to the future by Kim Williams( )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every age and every culture has relied on the incorporation of mathematics in their works of architecture to imbue the built environment with meaning and order. Mathematics is also central to the production of architecture, to its methods of measurement, fabrication and analysis. This two-volume edited collection presents a detailed portrait of the ways in which two seemingly different disciplines are interconnected. Over almost 100 chapters it illustrates and examines the relationship between architecture and mathematics. Contributors of these chapters come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. Through this work, architecture may be seen and understood in a new light, by professionals as well as non-professionals. Volume I covers architecture from antiquity through Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Inkan, Gothic and early Renaissance eras and styles. The themes that are covered range from symbolism and proportion to measurement and structural stability. From Europe to Africa, Asia and South America, the chapters span different countries, cultures and practices. Volume II covers architecture from the Late Renaissance era, through Baroque, Ottoman, Enlightenment, Modern and contemporary styles and approaches. Key figures covered in this volume include Palladio, Michelangelo, Borromini, Sinan, Wren, Wright, Le Corbusier, Breuer, Niemeyer and Kahn. Mathematical themes which are considered include linear algebra, tiling and fractals and the geographic span of the volume's content includes works in the United States of America and Australia, in addition to those in Europe and Asia."--Back covers
The Mathematics of the Modernist Villa : Architectural Analysis Using Space Syntax and Isovists by Michael J Ostwald( )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the first detailed mathematical analysis of the social, cognitive and experiential properties of Modernist domestic architecture. The Modern Movement in architecture, which came to prominence during the first half of the twentieth century, may have been famous for its functional forms and machine-made aesthetic, but it also sought to challenge the way people inhabit, understand and experience space. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's buildings were not only minimalist and transparent, they were designed to subvert traditional social hierarchies. Frank Lloyd Wright's organic Modernism not only attempted to negotiate a more responsive relationship between nature and architecture, but also shape the way people experience space. Richard Neutra's Californian Modernism is traditionally celebrated for its sleek, geometric forms, but his intention was to use design to support a heightened understanding of context. Glenn Murcutt's pristine pavilions, seemingly the epitome of regional Modernism, actually raise important questions about the socio-spatial structure of architecture. Rather than focussing on form or style in Modernism, this book examines the spatial, social and experiential properties of thirty-seven designs by Wright, Mies, Neutra and Murcutt. The computational and mathematical methods used for this purpose are drawn from space syntax, isovist geometry and graph theory. The specific issues that are examined include: the sensory and emotional appeal of space and form; shifting social and spatial structures in architectural planning; wayfinding and visual understanding; and the relationship between form and program"--Back cover
Architecture and mathematics from antiquity to the future( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every age and every culture has relied on the incorporation of mathematics in their works of architecture to imbue the built environment with meaning and order. Mathematics is also central to the production of architecture, to its methods of measurement, fabrication and analysis. This two-volume edited collection presents a detailed portrait of the ways in which two seemingly different disciplines are interconnected. Over almost 100 chapters it illustrates and examines the relationship between architecture and mathematics. Contributors of these chapters come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. Through this work, architecture may be seen and understood in a new light, by professionals as well as non-professionals. Volume I covers architecture from antiquity through Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Inkan, Gothic and early Renaissance eras and styles. The themes that are covered range from symbolism and proportion to measurement and structural stability. From Europe to Africa, Asia and South America, the chapters span different countries, cultures and practices. Volume II covers architecture from the Late Renaissance era, through Baroque, Ottoman, Enlightenment, Modern and contemporary styles and approaches. Key figures covered in this volume include Palladio, Michelangelo, Borromini, Sinan, Wren, Wright, Le Corbusier, Breuer, Niemeyer and Kahn. Mathematical themes which are considered include linear algebra, tiling and fractals and the geographic span of the volume's content includes works in the United States of America and Australia, in addition to those in Europe and Asia."--Back covers
Residue : architecture as a condition of loss by Michael J Ostwald( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammatical and syntactical approaches in architecture : emerging research and opportunities by Ju Hyun Lee( )

5 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book illustrates syntactically derived and grammatically interpolated approaches for architectural configuration, analysis, and design generation"
Imagining-- : proceedings of the 27th International SAHANZ Conference : the University of Newcastle, Australia, 30 June - 2 July 2010 by Australia and New Zealand Society of Architectural Historians( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding architectural education in Australia by Michael J Ostwald( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present document provides a detailed overview of who we - the members of the architecture discipline in academia - are, how we came to the current situation and what our prevailing concerns are. While the document provides an overview of architectural academia, its ultimate focus is on teaching and learning; on the pedagogical challenges we face, and the scholarly and instructional opportunities available to us. Importantly, the document does not offer solutions to these challenges or responses to the opportunities. Future, more detailed work must be undertaken on many of these areas before they can usefully benefit the discipline. Instead, the document supplements the detailed overview of architecture schools with an analysis of the teaching and learning priorities of the discipline. It offers advice on how these issues could be usefully approached and how individual schools might adopt them."--Introduction
Hiden Newcastle : urban memories and architectural imaginaries( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ushida Findlay by Eisaku Ushida( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computing, cognition and education : recent research in the architectural sciences( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-framing architecture : theory, science and myth( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture and mathematics from Antiquity to the future. 2 vols( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this collection of essays is to present a broad portrait of the ways in which two seemingly different disciplines are interconnected. The diversity and varied texture of the essays richly illustrates the affinity between architecture and mathematics. As the almost 100 papers presented in this two-volume publication show, every age and every culture has relied on principles of mathematics incorporated in their works of architecture to imbue their built environment with meaning and order. Included are discussions of geometry, proportional systems, linear algebra, periodic and aperiodic tilings, fractals, perspective, computer science and mechanics. Western architecture of every period is examined: Egyptian, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, twentieth-century and beyond, as is the architecture of Turkey, China, India, Japan, Australia and Islam. The mathematical nature of the architecture of Leon Battista Alberti, Andrea Palladio and Frank Lloyd Wright is examined, and the philosophical background behind Renaissance architecture is explored. Contributors come from a wide range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators from the world over. Architecture may be seen and understood in a new light, by professionals as well as non-professionals
Fractal architecture : knowledge formation within and between architecture and the sciences of complexity by Michael J Ostwald( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moments of resistance by Mark Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aperiodic tiling, Penrose tiling and the generation of architectural forms by Michael J Ostwald( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architecture and Mathematics from Antiquity to the Future by Kim Williams( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ushida Findlay( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Multiple languages and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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