– Number of words excluding footnotes, bibliography, table of contents, title page, chapter titles, acknowledgement should be ca. 6800
– Should be proper term paper with title page, table of contents, abstract, acknowledgement, footnotes, end notes, bibliography, etc.
– Abstract to be included
– Include image designs, tables, and figures as required
– A4 format
– Current style chosen is Chicago, not sure if this is the style with footnotes, endnotes, and bibiliography
– Might need some powerpoint slides for presentation for XX minutes (to be discussed) including talking points
– Sources should have a minimum 3 primary resources, secondary sources from books as much as possible rather than internet sources
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Depiction of Math in Artistic Design and Architecture (Artistic design using Le Corbusier’s Modulor system to create a model structure)
The thesis proposes an examination of Le Corbusier’s Modulor system based on mathematics and the human measurement. Among the possible subjects to discuss include a brief background on the life of Le Corbusier, his discovery of the Modulor system including his use of the golden ratio and the fibonacci spiral, and his works emphasizing the application of the principles of proportion and his architectural ideas. Excluded from this thesis is Le Corbusier’s concepts of a modern city. This thesis will conclude designing and building a model using Le Corbusier’s ideas.
The aim is to understand the connections between mathematics, art, and architecture, topics which are very interesting. Mathematics is not just about formulas and logic but about patterns, symmetry, and shape. These are also the basic concepts of art. At the conclusion, showcase creativity while building a model structure applying the Modulor in its design.
A detail description of the structure of this thesis is as follows:
Chapter one starts with the brief story of Le Corbusier’s life.
Chapter two discusses how he arrived at his Modulor system design. The chapter ventures into investigating the Modulor system including its reference to the golden ratio and the fibonacci spiral.
Chapter three examines his Modulor and architectural ideas and how these took physical forms through structures he designed and built.
Chapter four focuses on Le Corbusier’s work with accompanying photos and drawings to reveal how he applied the principles of proportion and his architectural ideas.
Chapter five is a write up of the model structure that will be designed and built applying Le Corbusier’s Modulor system and architectural ideas.
Two features characterize the study methodology: qualitative research and model building.
Qualitative research involves collecting data through review of documents, interviews with specialists, and observation of work.
Building a model is an interpretation of understanding of Le Corbusier’s ideas. The thesis is a way to show case creativity by building a model structure that would represent Le Corbusier’s ideas.