The first four volumes of "Nexus: Architecture and Mathematics" a series of books exploring the relationship between the two topics derived from lectures and presentations at the Nexus conferences occurring in Florence, Mantua, and Ferrara, Italy and Óbidos, Portugal in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002. The Nexus Conferences continue with one scheduled in Torino for 2023.
Topics and architects covered in the books are wide ranging, including geometry and Baroque architecture, Pompeii, the American Prairie house, musical proportions in relation to architectural ones, Rome's Pantheon, geometric ideas from African art and craft, the Inka Empire, Le Corbusier's Phillips Pavillion, arches and domes, soap bubbles, Louis Kahn, cubic equations in Islamic architecture, and much more.
Published by three different publishers but retaining the same size and format. Volume IV adds José Francisco Rodrigues as co-editor. Rare individually, and even more so as a set of the four volumes. Item #1498.
Condition: Very Good to Near Fine, light foxing to first page and text blocks of Vol. 1; a few scattered pen marks in Vol. 1 and Vol. 4, otherwise very nice.