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The Resource Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt, Corinna Rossi, (electronic book)

Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt, Corinna Rossi, (electronic book)

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Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt
Title
Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt
Statement of responsibility
Corinna Rossi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this new study, architect and Egyptologist Corinna Rossi analyses the relationships between mathematics and architecture in ancient Egypt by exploring the use of numbers and geometrical figures in ancient architectural projects and buildings. While previous architectural studies have searched for abstract 'universal rules' to explain the history of Egyptian architecture, Rossi attempts to reconcile the different approaches of archaeologists, architects and historians of mathematics into a single coherent picture. Using a study of a specific group of monuments, the pyramids, and placing them in cultural and historical context, Rossi argues that theory and practice of construction must be considered as a continuum, not as two separated fields, in order to allow the original planning process of a building to reemerge. Highly illustrated with plans, diagrams and figures, this book is essential reading for all scholars of ancient Egypt and the architecture of ancient cultures."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rossi, Corinna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Architecture, Ancient
  • Architecture
  • Pyramids
Label
Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt, Corinna Rossi, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-270) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511550720
Extent
xxii, 280 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511550720
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt, Corinna Rossi, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-270) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511550720
Extent
xxii, 280 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511550720
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.

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