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Nexus Network Journal
Essay by Jin-ho Park, University of Hawaii, Manoa. "Whereas Schindler's early designs rely mainly on rigorous orthogonal planning, his later works seem to deny any consistent principles of symmetry. However, deeper investigation reveals that this is not so; for example, in his later works, he increasingly exploited the diagonal axis. The application typifies the "butterfly patterns: a design, which split into two wings with certain angles along the main axis".[8] The interweaving of ideas of proportion and symmetry is one of the major compositional tools throughout Schindler's career. [9] The Free Public Library Project (1920) and the How House (1925) stand out from Schindler's other work during this period in their conscious play around the diagonal axis and a 48-inch unit system."
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