Proun: an exercise in the illusion of four-dimensional space

Difford, R.J. 1997. Proun: an exercise in the illusion of four-dimensional space. Journal of Architecture. 2 (2), pp. 113-144.

TitleProun: an exercise in the illusion of four-dimensional space
AuthorsDifford, R.J.
Abstract

This paper focuses on the Russian painter and architect Lazar Markovich Lissitzky, and investigates the frequently debated geometrical content of his work. In the course of this investigation I have considered a number of sources drawn from the wealth of theoretical treatises written by artists, philosophers and mathematicians on the subject of the fourth dimension. It is my contention that these texts, when considered in relation to Lissitzky's Proun work, define his artistic endeavours as an attempt to find an architectural expression for the reconfigured notions of space that this geometry inspired. At the centre of this discussion is an essay, A. and Pangeometry published by Lissitzky in 1925. In this text Lissitzky describes his objective to create a new impression of space.

JournalJournal of Architecture
Journal citation2 (2), pp. 113-144
ISSN1360-2365
YearJan 1997
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/136023697374487
Publication dates
PublishedJan 1997

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