Canterbury Cathedral

Aspects of Its Sacramental Geometry
Author: Colin Joseph Dudley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450060226
Category: Mathematics
Page: 178
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Belief in the heavenly nature of geometrical forms has existed since prehistoric times, but only now, in these pages, can we see and understand how this belief inspired the design of a great religious building. Without mathematical complexities, but in simple language and with many clarifying illustrations, the author demonstrates the geometrical constructions that the great architects of Canterbury Cathedral devised to bring the geometry of their building into harmony with that of the Universe, and with the geometries of their predecessors. The secret but simple means that they must have used to transfer plans to scale from parchment to building site is also brought to light, as is the geometry and remarkable history of the Cathedral’s superb “marble pavement:.

Art in England

The Saxons to the Tudors: 600-1600
Author: Sara N. James
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: 1785702246
Category: History
Page: 448
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Art in England fills a void in the scholarship of both English and medieval art by offering the first single volume overview of artistic movements in Medieval and Early Renaissance England. Grounded in history and using the chronology of the reign of monarchs as a structure, it is contextual and comprehensive, revealing unobserved threads of continuity, patterns of intention and unique qualities that run through English art of the medieval millennium. By placing the English movement in a European context, this book brings to light many ingenious innovations that focused studies tend not to recognize and offers a fresh look at the movement as a whole. The media studied include architecture and related sculpture, both ecclesiastical and secular; tomb monuments; murals, panel paintings, altarpieces, and portraits; manuscript illuminations; textiles; and art by English artists and by foreign artists commissioned by English patrons.

The Grammar of Pattern

Author: Michael Hann
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0429589395
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 209
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The Grammar of Pattern describes characteristics of textile and other surface patterns, and identifies, illustrates, and reviews a wide range of pattern types including spotted, striped, checked, tessellating and other types of all-over patterns with original drawings and images. This book includes original black-and-white line drawings and color images. The modular nature of patterns is explored, and attention is focused on the vast diversity of pattern types which can emerge from a small inventory of components. The book features material that is easily accessible with obvious mathematical content kept to a minimum and offers fresh perspectives on the nature of tessellating and other all-over patterns. This book serves as an effective practical guide for both students and professionals. Select sample exercises and student assignments are included, making this an ideal course text for teachers engaged across the full range of design education.

Stripes, Grids and Checks

Author: Michael Hann
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 085785528X
Category: Design
Page: 160
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Stripes, Grids and Checks considers the nature of lines and assemblies of lines, including stripes and grids, as well as related phenomena such as checks, tilings and patterns, regular and irregular, repeating and non-repeating. A wide range of examples are drawn from urban and rural environments, at the macro and micro levels, in land- and cityscapes, buildings, and other designed constructions, compositions and objects. Considered conventionally, checks, periodic tilings and regular patterns owe their compositional arrangements to an order imposed by an underlying grid structure. The intention in this book is to analyse, explain and illustrate the nature of each design type, to identify the structural (or geometric) similarities between each and to show how the manipulation of various underlying grid structures can provide innovative compositional frameworks for artists and designers. The discussion is richly illustrated with 400 black and white images and an eight page colour section.


The Great English Cathedrals and World that Made Them, 600-1540
Author: Jon Cannon
Publisher: Constable & Robinson Limited
Category: Architecture
Page: 543
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The English medieval cathedrals are one of the wonders of the world. But who made them, and why? This fascinating new history of England's cathedrals explores a previously unconsidered view of these extraordinary creations: as constantly-changing structures created by a rich brew of ancient rituals, beliefs, personalities and politics - a living window on to the past. Incorporating the latest historical research, Jon Cannon presents a picture of the English cathedrals as above all products of their time, not just great architectural monuments. These were buildings brought alive by the messages encoded in their sculpture - and the miraculous events that were believed to occur within them. Full of personalities, ideas, stories and novel interpretations, here are the cathedrals of England as you may never have considered them before.

Salisbury Cathedral

perspectives on the architectural history
Author: Thomas Cocke,Peter Kidson,Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England)
Publisher: Unipub
ISBN: 9780113000401
Category: Architecture
Page: 104
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Die Regel

Author: Benedictus (de Nursia)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783870712044
Page: 144
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Architektur, Skulptur, Malerei
Author: Rolf Toman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783848008230
Page: 480
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Theologia Prima

Liturgische Theologie für den evangelischen Gottesdienst
Author: Dorothea Haspelmath-Finatti
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3525624301
Category: Religion
Page: 251
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Das Verständnis des Gottesdienstes im Sinne der Rechtfertigungslehre

Künstler der Renaissance

Lebensbeschreibungen der ausgezeichnetsten Maler Bildhauer und Architekten der Renaissance
Author: Giorgio Vasari
Publisher: Tredition Classics
ISBN: 9783842494183
Page: 296
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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Demokratie und Kaisertum

Author: Friedrich Naumann
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3846098922
Category: Political Science
Page: 252
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Nachdruck des Originals von 1904.