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The Resource Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt, Corinna Rossi

Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt, Corinna Rossi

Label
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rossi, Corinna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture, Ancient
  • Architecture
  • Pyramids
Label
Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt, Corinna Rossi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-270) 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
  • List of illustrations
  • List of tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of abbreviations
  • Pt. I.
  • Proportions in ancient Egyptian architecture
  • 1.
  • In search of 'the rule' for ancient Egyptian architecture.
  • p. 7
  • 2.
  • Mathematics and architecture in ancient Egypt.
  • p. 57
  • Pt. II.
  • Ancient Egyptian sources : construction and representation of space
  • 3.
  • Documents on the planning and building process.
  • p. 96
  • 4.
  • Foundation rituals.
  • p. 148
  • Pt. III.
  • geometry of pyramids
  • 5.
  • Symbolic shape and constructional problems.
  • p. 180
  • 6.
  • proportions of pyramids.
  • p. 200
  • 7.
  • Pyramids and triangles.
  • p. 212
  • overview.
  • p. 239
  • App.
  • List of old and middle kingdom true pyramids.
  • p. 242
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 255
  • Index.
  • p. 271
Control code
l82003046176
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxii, 280 p.
Isbn
9780521829540
Lccn
2003046176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Architecture and mathematics in ancient Egypt, Corinna Rossi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-270) 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
  • List of illustrations
  • List of tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of abbreviations
  • Pt. I.
  • Proportions in ancient Egyptian architecture
  • 1.
  • In search of 'the rule' for ancient Egyptian architecture.
  • p. 7
  • 2.
  • Mathematics and architecture in ancient Egypt.
  • p. 57
  • Pt. II.
  • Ancient Egyptian sources : construction and representation of space
  • 3.
  • Documents on the planning and building process.
  • p. 96
  • 4.
  • Foundation rituals.
  • p. 148
  • Pt. III.
  • geometry of pyramids
  • 5.
  • Symbolic shape and constructional problems.
  • p. 180
  • 6.
  • proportions of pyramids.
  • p. 200
  • 7.
  • Pyramids and triangles.
  • p. 212
  • overview.
  • p. 239
  • App.
  • List of old and middle kingdom true pyramids.
  • p. 242
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 255
  • Index.
  • p. 271
Control code
l82003046176
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxii, 280 p.
Isbn
9780521829540
Lccn
2003046176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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