Ad Quadratum: The Practical Application of Geometry in Medieval Architecture

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Nancy Y. Wu
Ashgate, Jan 1, 2002 - Architecture - 272 pages
Considering practical geometry and how it may have been applied in the design of medieval architecture, these 11 papers by an international team of contributors, together with an introduction by Eric Fernie, present an up-to-date look at the latest scholarship covering an area from Carolingian Germany and Romanesque Italy to Crusader Cyprus and Gothic France. Figures largely generated by computer-assisted design (CAD) programs illustrate the applications of geometry and metrology, using new technology to overcome the limitations of earlier analysis of plans. These papers present the current state of thinking on the uses of geometry in medieval architecture, proving essential reading to historians of art, history, and science of the Middle Ages.

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