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  • Rediscovering Goethe's Concept of Polarity: A New Direction For Architectural Morphogenesis 

    Authors:Gökmen, Sabri
    Publisher and Date:(Middle East Technical University, 2020)
    This paper will introduce Goethe's concept of polarity to discuss its theoretical and computational implications on natural and architectural morphogenesis (1). Polarity, as a dualist principle, is found in most of Goethe's body of works, particularly in his treatise on colour and botanical writings. This concept is explored from a morphogenetic perspective to reconsider Goethe's engagement with natural sciences during Enlightenment where he transfers his ideas on form and growth to architecture. ...