Circle of form. Form and contrast in architecture

Author: Thomas Arvid Jaeger
Pages: 135
Released: 2020
Edition: 1. edition
ISBN: 978-87-7210-289-4


Circle of Form offers an informative guide to the complex discipline of mastering form, contrast and composition in Architecture.

The starting point for this book is our ability to see and think what is similar and what is different. Things can be more or less diverse, but oppositions, contrasts are a par­ticu­lar way to convey the difference. On reflection, opposites are one of the most used methods to quickly and immediately breakdown complex compositions into simple, well-defined but connected pieces. Artists have used this knowledge for centuries because simplicity supports a clear artistic language and oppositions emphasize ex­pres­sion and interaction, whether it is literature, music, painting, sculpture, product design or as in this book: Architecture. 

The Circle of Form continues this tradition, but with a systematic and modern perspective. The theoretical approach of this book continues the author’s previous re­search into art theories, perception, cognitive theories and neuroscience related to visual experiences.


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Thomas Arvid Jaeger is Associate Professor, Ph.D.Educated architect at the Academy of Fine Arts
School of Architecture in Copenhagen 1984. Practicing architect and designer 1984-96. 1997 employed as a Ph.D researcher and teacher at the newly established civil engineer education in Architecture & Design at Aalborg University, Denmark.
Today, Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology at AAU and researching in form theory within the field of Architecture and Design. Has been a guest lecturer at Sapienza University of Rome, Bond University, Brisbane, Anhui University, Bengbu, The School of Architecture Aarhus as well as giving workshops and summer schools in Aalborg, Brisbane, Can Lis, Venice and Girona. Together with Adrian Carter and Jørn Utzon initiator of Utzon Center in Aalborg.

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