rectilinearity


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rectilinearity

(ˌrɛktɪˌlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ)
n
(Mathematics) the state or quality of being rectilinear
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Presaging both Gordon Bunshaft's Lever House and Mies and Philip Johnson's Seagram Building in New York, the Lake Shore Drive buildings are marked by their extraordinary interpolation of deadpan industrial muscle and an almost sacred conjuring of space and weightlessness; their calm Platonic rectilinearity and the precise oscillations of their windowed curtain walls constitute the stripped-down apotheosis of the all-glass tower the German architect had begun imaging for tall-building design some thirty years earlier.
54) Thus, Wright's emphasis on horizontal planes challenges not only Classical verticality, but also Classical axiality, balance and symmetry, and emphases on geometry and rectilinearity.
The proportions of the sculptural negative are nearly identical to the positive stelae but are, in fact, intruded upon a slight skewing from the rectilinearity of the forms themselves.
Several years back, a similar and equally beneficent transformation occurred a few blocks south at the Time Warner Building, whose concave facade now embraces the curve of Columbus Circle in a way that contrasts dramatically with the tasteless, stubborn rectilinearity of the unmourned-for Coliseum, which occupied the site before.
For example, in chapter three we are told that the trope of hyperbaton is present in the Candelaio as a means to underscore the process of rectilinearity by "inverting and diverting order.
La Esquina Caliente: breaks out of the picture frame's rectilinearity at the corner with a provocative shape.