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The Resource Architecture and geometry in the age of the Baroque, George L. Hersey

Architecture and geometry in the age of the Baroque, George L. Hersey

Label
Architecture and geometry in the age of the Baroque
Title
Architecture and geometry in the age of the Baroque
Statement of responsibility
George L. Hersey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The age of the Baroque, a time when great strides were made in science and mathematics, witnessed the construction of some of the world's most magnificent buildings. What did the work of great architects such as Bernini, Blondel, Guarini, and Wren have to do with Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, Desargues, and Newton? In Architecture and Geometry in the Age of the Baroque, George Hersey explores the ways in which Baroque architecture, with its dramatic shapes and playful experimentation with classical forms, reflects the scientific thinking of the time. He introduces us to a concept of geometry that encompassed much more than the science we know today, one that included geometrics (number and shape games) as well as the art of geomancy, or magic and prophecy using shapes and numbers."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hersey, George L
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
NA956
LC item number
.H47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture, Baroque
  • Architecture
  • Architectural design
  • Geometry in architecture
Label
Architecture and geometry in the age of the Baroque, George L. Hersey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Modular Music
  • Planetary Music
  • Angel Music
  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Sounding Boxes for Preachers
  • Blondel: The Attic Bass
  • Consonance and Dissonance
  • Spatial Triads
  • The Music of Bernini's Baldacchino
  • The Light Of Unseen Worlds
  • Baroque Architecture and Baroque Geometry
  • Number, Light, and Music
  • Projecting Images
  • The Eye
  • Lenses and Reflectors
  • Microscopes, Telescopes, and Magic Lanterns
  • Optical Domes and Lanterns
  • St. Peter's
  • The Invalides
  • St. Paul's
  • The Paris Pantheon
  • Effable Shapes
  • Armillary Spheres and Orreries
  • Boullee's Newton Tomb
  • St. Bride's, Fleet Street
  • Cubices Rationes
  • Engendering Geometry
  • "Congruence" or Tiling
  • The Cube and Its Progeny
  • Pregnant Platonic Solids
  • Rhombic and Archimedean Solids
  • Symmetries
  • Square-Based Proportion
  • What Is Symmetry?
  • What Has Symmetry Been?
  • Reflective Symmetry
  • Translatory Symmetry
  • Glide Symmetry
  • Wallpaper Symmetry
  • Further Adventures of the Nine-Square Lattice
  • Spiral Symmetries
  • Stretched Circles And Squeezed Spheres
  • The Beauties of Distortion
  • Effable Number Sequences
  • Ovals, Ellipses, Parabolas, and Hyperbolas
  • Borromini
  • St. Peter's Colonnade
  • Blondel's Parabolic and Hyperbolic Openings
  • Squeezed Spheres
  • Packed Paraboloids
  • Projection
  • Projective Geometry
  • Descartes's Lattice
  • The Costruzione Legittima
  • The Golden Section Sequence
  • Girard Desargues's Perspective
  • The Fibonacci Sequence
  • Heavenly Fabrics
  • Frozen Music
Control code
13860496
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
273 p.
Isbn
9780226327839
Lccn
00037791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Architecture and geometry in the age of the Baroque, George L. Hersey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Modular Music
  • Planetary Music
  • Angel Music
  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Sounding Boxes for Preachers
  • Blondel: The Attic Bass
  • Consonance and Dissonance
  • Spatial Triads
  • The Music of Bernini's Baldacchino
  • The Light Of Unseen Worlds
  • Baroque Architecture and Baroque Geometry
  • Number, Light, and Music
  • Projecting Images
  • The Eye
  • Lenses and Reflectors
  • Microscopes, Telescopes, and Magic Lanterns
  • Optical Domes and Lanterns
  • St. Peter's
  • The Invalides
  • St. Paul's
  • The Paris Pantheon
  • Effable Shapes
  • Armillary Spheres and Orreries
  • Boullee's Newton Tomb
  • St. Bride's, Fleet Street
  • Cubices Rationes
  • Engendering Geometry
  • "Congruence" or Tiling
  • The Cube and Its Progeny
  • Pregnant Platonic Solids
  • Rhombic and Archimedean Solids
  • Symmetries
  • Square-Based Proportion
  • What Is Symmetry?
  • What Has Symmetry Been?
  • Reflective Symmetry
  • Translatory Symmetry
  • Glide Symmetry
  • Wallpaper Symmetry
  • Further Adventures of the Nine-Square Lattice
  • Spiral Symmetries
  • Stretched Circles And Squeezed Spheres
  • The Beauties of Distortion
  • Effable Number Sequences
  • Ovals, Ellipses, Parabolas, and Hyperbolas
  • Borromini
  • St. Peter's Colonnade
  • Blondel's Parabolic and Hyperbolic Openings
  • Squeezed Spheres
  • Packed Paraboloids
  • Projection
  • Projective Geometry
  • Descartes's Lattice
  • The Costruzione Legittima
  • The Golden Section Sequence
  • Girard Desargues's Perspective
  • The Fibonacci Sequence
  • Heavenly Fabrics
  • Frozen Music
Control code
13860496
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
273 p.
Isbn
9780226327839
Lccn
00037791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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