Compass and rule : architecture as mathematical practice in early modern England, 1550-1750 / Anthony Gerbino and Stephen Johnston.
- Additional Title(s):
Architecture as mathematical practice in early modern England, 1550-1750
- New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009.
- Physical Description:
- 208 p. ; ill. ; 29 cm.
- Reference LibraryNA1995 .G47 2009 (LC) OversizeAccessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Subject Terms:
- Architects -- England.Architectural practice -- England -- History.Architecture -- England -- History.Architecture -- Mathematics.Mathematicians -- England.Mathematics -- England -- History.Professions -- Social aspects -- England -- History.
- Pt. I. Ch. 1. Medieval 'drawing' and the Gothic tradition
- Ch. 2. The paper revolution : the origin of large-scale technical drawing under Henry VIII
- Pt. II. Ch. 3. The mathematical practitioner and the Elizabethan architect
- Ch. 4. The Vitruvian model : Inigo Jones and the culture of the book
- Pt. III. Ch. 5. Vision, modeling, drawing : Christopher Wren's early career
- Ch. 6. Structure and scale : the Office of Works at St. Paul's
- Pt. IV. Ch. 7. Gentlemen, practitioners, and instrumental architecture
- Ch. 8. Raised high, brought low : architecture and mathematics around George III
- Insert. Geometry and structure in the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral.