Robbin, Tony. “Engineering a New Architecture”. Yale University Press. April 1996. First
Tony Robbin has had over 25 solo exhibitions of his painting and sculpture since his debut at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1974, and been included in over 100 group exhibitions in 12 countries. Robbin holds the patent for the application of Quasicrystal geometry to architecture, and has implemented this geometry for a large-scale architectural sculpture at the Danish Technical University in Lyngby, Denmark, as well as one for the city of Jacksonville, Florida. Tony Robbin’s latest book is “Shadows of Reality”, published by Yale University Press (YUP), which argues that four-dimensional projective geometry is the mathematical system best suited to describe reality. He is also the author of the book Engineering a New Architecture, YUP in 1996, and also the book Fourfield: Computers, Art & the Fourth Dimension, published in 1992 by Bulfinch Press/ Little, Brown & Company. He has written 26 papers and articles, mostly for peer review publications, and lectured to professional organizations and university departments of art, physics, mathematics, computer science, architecture, and engineering in the United States, in Europe and Japan. This book is essential to my Signature Assignment, because it reflects on the entire topic of Geodesic Domes and how I can make a connection between that and the methods that helped produce the great Pantheon in Rome. I explain the basic fundaments of what is required to develop and design a structurally sound dome that has lasted for generations.