pure geometry

pure geometry

[′pyu̇r jē′äm·ə·trē]
(mathematics)
Geometry studied from the standpoint of its axioms and postulates rather than its objects.
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We may climb into the thin and cold realm of pure geometry and lifeless science, or sink into that of sensation.
Stark's other contributions--Ruins, 2008; Amber Pyramid, 2005; and Rose Quartz Pyramid, 2005--float free of the body, across land and time, with the first offering Stonehenge on the horizon against a bubble-gum sky, while the latter two appeared as aerial views of pyramids, as if painted while hovering far overhead at the point where forms become pure geometry.
Its body of work includes scenes of mountains with shapes rendered as pure geometry; doe-eyed Palestinian mothers and their babies; nubile Zionist women in shorts; the lonely outpost of a newly constructed house; confident colonial administrators bearing up under the weight of so many medals on their chest; elderly Yemenite Jews who are burdened by the weight of historyand everywhere the play of light and shadow on the land.
The plaza, a cool exercise in pure geometry has seen its fountain, inhabited by a Henry Moore sculpture, thoroughly subverted and reconceived, while a curving earthwork has been shoe-horned into the narrow space immediately to the north.
This is mainly because of his use of pure geometry but also from the sense of pervading stillness that he achieves.
To take one of Kant's examples, in seeing a house, I cognize its outline as one figure composed of a plurality of parts, just as I would cognize the same figure in pure geometry. Whether in a context of geometrical construction or of empirical cognition the figure is a totum, an object whose parts are "possible only in the whole" and whose apprehension occurs through what Kant terms mathematical synthesis.
added 11,800 square feet of entrance, rehearsal, and office space, all while preserving the pure geometry of the original building.
Also new from the company is the Ludlow Collection, created with simple designs which find their roots in the pure geometry of modernism.
THE CANVAS: The Connecticut River, a saltbox home for the 21st century, tall narrow views THE PALETTE: A streamlined bronze trough brings the sky to the ground, meticulously calibrated bluestone meets rustic stacked field stone THE MASTERPIECE: A contemporary frame for a national treasure, pure geometry
To test it, the UCLA scientists and their colleagues recently undertook an experiment in pure geometry.
Architectural photography is often criticised for omitting all traces of humanity, concentrating instead on capturing pure geometry, space and light.
It's not easy to fall in love with the blunt austerity of Minimal Art, with its Spartan use of hard-edged industrial materials and finishes, its emphasis on pure geometry over nature or figuration, and its single-minded approach.