In this book, completed shortly before his death, Robin Evans recasts the idea of the relationship between geometry and architecture, drawing on mathematics, engineering, art history, and aesthetics to uncover processes in the imagining and realizing of architectural form. He shows that geometry does not always play a stolid and dormant role but, in fact, may be an active agent in the links between thinking and imagination, imagination and drawing, and drawing and building.
“Robin Evans, in his brilliant (sadly posthumous) book The Projective Cast, explores some of the properties of intersecting arcs, flying lines and similar triangles in a series of essays which work both as an introduction to a range of geometries, and as impressively well-informed accounts of episodes in cultural history. The explanations of the geometries are captivating. We are carefully taken through them, stage by stage, so that the mysteries of a complex form are uncovered, or an apparently simple form is shown to be more complex than it seemed.”
Andrew Ballantyne, Times Literary Supplement
451 pages / 21,5 x 28 cm / English