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Ad quadratum : the practical application of geometry in medieval architecture

Author: Nancy Y Wu; Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate, [2002] ©2002
Series: AVISTA studies in the history of medieval technology, science and art, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The AVISTA studies in the history of science, technology and art series aims to promote cross-disciplinary objectives. This particular volume focuses on the medieval uses of geometry, with sacred  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ad quadratum.
Aldershot : Ashgate, ©2002
(OCoLC)606908501
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Y Wu; Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art.
ISBN: 0754619605 9780754619604
OCLC Number: 50270173
Description: xviii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Geometry on a Carolingian wall / Warren Sanderson --
A proposal for constructing the plan and elevation of a Romanesque church using three measures / Marie-Therese Zenner --
Measure and proportion in Romanesque architecture / James Addiss --
A schematic plan for Norwich Cathedral / Nigel Hiscock --
The plan of Saint-Quentin: pentagon and square in the genesis of high Gothic design / Ellen M. Shortell --
The hand of the mind: the ground plan of Reims as a case study / Nancy Y. Wu --
Reconciling the feet at Beauvais and Amiens cathedrals / Stephen Murray --
On the drawing board: plans of the Clermont Cathedral terrace / Michael T. Davis --
Geometry studies: the blind tracery in the western chapels of Narbonne cathedral / Vivian Paul --
The church of St. George of the Latins in Famagusta: a case study on medieval metrology and design techniques / Alpay Özdural --
Geometry and scenography in the late Gothic choir of Metz Cathedral / Robert Bork.
Series Title: AVISTA studies in the history of medieval technology, science and art, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Nancy Y. Wu.

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