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July2005 - The Creation of Form

The catalogue of forms is endless: until every shape has found its city, new cities will continue to be born. When the forms exhaust their variety and come apart, the end of cities begins. 
 – Italo Calvino

Our June session will be on Monday July 18th, at 5:30, at the “Gathering Room” of the Charlotte Museum of History

Gaurav Gupte will be doing a presentation followed by an open discussion, tentatively titled: The Creation of Form

To quote Gaurav:

“…a friend from college – an engineer – told his parents that all architects do is draw circles and squares. The more I thought about it the more it disturbed me …that he could be right!”

The presentation will try and explore the creation of forms, from the intuitive sketch to the measurable ‘golden proportion’; from the stricter geometry of modernism to the loose forms of neo-modernism. There also has been considerable impact of architects such as Antonio Gaudi, Frank Gehry, Greg Lynn and Santiago Calatrava on the art of modern form-making We will also look at few of those examples. Come prepared to talk about how you perceive and create form.