A group of works by the contemporary British Canadian sculptor Geoffrey Smedley present an opportunity to explore the links between architecture and geometry, cosmology, surveying, and human anatomy. Smedley was initially inspired by the attempts of the Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca to draw the mathematically “ideal” proportions of a human head. Piero performed a conceptual sectioning of the head in elevation and plan, exploiting a new technique of graphic representation that had great repercussions within the European architectural tradition. After many years of creative meditation on these drawings, Smedley decided to translate their mystery into physical form, working the way an architect works to extract from them the structure of his sculptures. Meditations on Piero discusses the significance of Piero’s drawings and Smedley’s sculptures for architectural practice.
Edited by Gerald Beasley
Essays by Louise Pelletier, Alberto Pérez-Gómez, and Geoffrey Smedley
Book design by Fugazi
Bilingual English-French edition
Softcover, 64 pages
You can search for everything here—our exhibitions and events, our archives, the library and bookstore, the articles we publish. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Sign up to get news from us
Thank you for signing up. You'll begin to receive emails from us shortly.
We’re not able to update your preferences at the moment. Please try again later.
You’ve already subscribed with this email address. If you’d like to subscribe with another, please try again.
This email was permanently deleted from our database. If you’d like to resubscribe with this email, please contact us
Please complete the form below to buy:
[Title of the book, authors]
ISBN: [ISBN of the book]
Price [Price of book]
Thank you for placing an order. We will contact you shortly.
We’re not able to process your request at the moment. Please try again later.
Your folder is empty.