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Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt

Author: Corinna Rossi
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In this fascinating study, architect and Egyptologist Corinna Rossi explores the use of numbers and geometrical figures by the Ancient Egyptians in their architectural projects and buildings. Highly  Read more...

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Rossi, Corinna.
Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007, ©2003
(OCoLC)894800920
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Corinna Rossi
ISBN: 9780521690539 0521690536 9780521829540 0521829542
OCLC Number: 149011738
Notes: "First published 2003 / Reprinted with corrections 2006"--Title page verso.
Description: xxii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Proportions in ancient Egyptian architecture. Introduction to Part I : Harmony and proportions in architecture --
1. In search of "the rule" for ancient Egyptian architecture --
2. Mathematics and architecture in ancient Egypt --
Part II: Ancient Egyptian sources : construction and representation of space. Introduction to Part II : tradition and variations in ancient Egyptian art and architecture --
3. Documents on the planning and building process --
4. Foundation rituals --
Part III: The geometry of pyramids. Introduction to Part III : combining the knowledge --
5. Symbolic shape and constructional problems --
6. The proportions of pyramids --
7. Pyramids and triangles --
An overview --
Appendix: List of Old and Middle Kingdom true pyramids.
Responsibility: Corinna Rossi.
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