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Marcus du Sautoy’s The Secret Mathematician: Architecture

Marcus du Sautoy is a mathematician known for bringing an appreciation of mathematics to the masses. He’s done many television programs, popular mathematics books, theater productions and musical performances. He has an exhilarating new series of radio essays about artists who he represents as secret mathematicians. The first two are currently available for a short time on the BBC’s website here.

I find it frustrating to listen to a radio show or read an article about visual art without having images of the referenced works. To alleviate that and augment your appreciation of the segments here’s an image supplement for The Secret Mathematician episode 1: Architecture on Zaha Hadid. Happy listening and scrolling!

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(2:00) Our first secret mathematician, Zaha Hadid. zaha-hadid.com

 

(3:06) J. S. Bach Chamber Music Hall in Manchester zaha-hadid.com

(3:06) J. S. Bach Chamber Music Hall in Manchester zaha-hadid.com

(3:20) Serpentine Sackler Gallery Canopy zaha-hadid.com

(3:20) Serpentine Sackler Gallery Canopy zaha-hadid.com

(3:30) Heydar Aliyev Center zaha-hadid.com

(3:30) Heydar Aliyev Center zaha-hadid.com

(3:48) London Aquatics Centre zaha-hadid.com

(3:48) London Aquatics Centre zaha-hadid.com

 

(3:48) London Aquatics Centre, zaha-hadid.com

(3:48) London Aquatics Centre, zaha-hadid.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4:50) Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France (source)

(4:50) Le Corbusier’s Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France (source)

(5:10) Borromini's Dome of San Ivo alla Sapienza (source)

(5:10) Borromini’s Dome of San Ivo alla Sapienza (source)

(5:40) Bernini's Chigi Chapel photo by Frank Kehren

(5:40) Bernini’s Chigi Chapel photo by Frank Kehren

(5:43) Le Corbusier's Gymnasium in Baghdad (source)

(5:43) Le Corbusier’s Gymnasium in Baghdad (source)

(5:55) Vitra Fire Station zaha-hadid.com

(5:55) Vitra Fire Station zaha-hadid.com

 

(6:35) Le Corbusier's Modular Man (source)

(6:35) Le Corbusier’s Modular Man (source)

(6:58) Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man

(6:58) Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man

(8:12) Fibonacci squares (source)

(9:35) Palladio's Villa Capra (source)

(9:35) Palladio’s Villa Capra (source)

(10:00) Zaha Hadid's Aura-Villa Malcontenta for 2008 Venice Biennale (source)

(9:58) Zaha Hadid’s Aura-Villa Foscari La Malcontenta for 2008 Venice Biennale (source with more views)

(10:25) Rendering for Zaha Hadid's design for the mathematics gallery of London's Science Museum (source)

(10:25) Rendering for Zaha Hadid’s design for the mathematics gallery of London’s Science Museum (source with more views)

(10:00) Hadid's flowing floor plan for the mathematics gallery at London Science Museum (source)

(10:00) Hadid’s turbulent floor plan for the mathematics gallery at London Science Museum (source)

(11:45) Google Image search for parametricism

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