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:.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cathedral

The Great English Cathedrals and World that Made Them, 600-1540

Author: Jon Cannon

Publisher: Constable & Robinson Limited

ISBN: N.A

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.
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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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The Builder

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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School Library Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's libraries

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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