Universal Language of Geometry: Geometrical Grid – The Nature of Space


  • Milica Petrović




geometry, perception, reading architecture, structure, space


The space of an artistic plane, as well as architectural space, has certain regularities, which different theories explain in various ways. Geometric regularities in space are visible through the theoretical and practical work of artists and architects. For centuries, ever since Vitruvius, theorists have been looking for valid criteria to analyze the beauty of architecture. Iosif Brodsky goes as far as to say that beauty is the purpose of evolution, while other authors define geometry as the source of all beauty. Based on these hypotheses, in the 20th century the words of the architect Buckminster Fuller must be highlighted. He says that geometry is the essence of everything that surrounds us. The importance of geometry in space conception and its analysis are stated throughout this paper.


Article received: March 29, 2018; Article accepted: April 10, 2018; Published online: September 15, 2018; Scholarly analysis or debate

How to cite this article: Petrović, Milica. "Universal Language of Geometry: Geometrical Grid – The Nature of Space." AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 16 (2018): 69−84. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i16.255


Author Biography

Milica Petrović

Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade

Milica Petrović graduated from the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture in 2016, after which she began her PhD studies to continue her research in the field of architecture and spatial structures made of short wooden elements. She currently works as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade. Previously, she worked in several architectural firms. Her masters project “Protective structure over Roman thermae at Viminacium” was displayed at Architectural biennale at Timisoara – BETA (2016) and presented at a conference themed “Protective structures over cultural heritage” at Sremska Mitrovica (2016) and was displayed at the Museum of applied arts in Belgrade during 39 Architectural salon (2017). She was born in 1993.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25038/am.v0i16.255 DOI: https://doi.org/10.25038/am.v0i16.255




How to Cite

Petrović, M. (2018). Universal Language of Geometry: Geometrical Grid – The Nature of Space. AM Journal of Art and Media Studies, (16), 69−84. https://doi.org/10.25038/am.v0i16.255