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Gerbino, Anthony

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 Library
NA1995 .G47 2009 (LC) Oversize
Accessible 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.
Johnston, Stephen, 1961-

  • 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.