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Geometrical Objects

Architecture and the Mathematical Sciences 1400-1800

Series: Archimedes, Vol. 38

Gerbino, Anthony (Ed.)

2014, XIV, 318 p. 148 illus., 43 illus. in color.

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  • First edited collection specifically concerned with mathematical and architectural practice in the early modern period
  • Provides a synthesis of both older and current scholarship, while also setting out an agenda for future research
  • Genuinely interdisciplinary in both subject matter and approach
  • Draws on original archival and documentary research
  • Richly illustrated with photographs and original drawings, many never-before published
  • Contributions by eminent scholars from North America and Europe

This volume explores the mathematical character of architectural practice in diverse pre- and early modern contexts. It takes an explicitly interdisciplinary approach, which unites scholarship in early modern architecture with recent work in the history of science, in particular, on the role of practice in the scientific revolution. As a contribution to architectural history, the volume contextualizes design and construction in terms of contemporary mathematical knowledge, attendant forms of mathematical practice, and relevant social distinctions between the mathematical professions. As a contribution to the history of science, the volume presents a series of micro-historical studies that highlight issues of process, materiality, and knowledge production in specific, situated, practical contexts. Our approach sees the designer’s studio, the stone-yard, the drawing floor, and construction site not merely as places where the architectural object takes shape, but where mathematical knowledge itself is deployed, exchanged, and amplified among various participants in the building process.​

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Antonio da Sangallo the Younger - Architecture and Mathematics in Early Modern Religious Orders - Baldassarre Peruzzi - Beauty in Architecture - Calculating an Architecture of Air - Epistemological Obstacles to the Analysis of Structures - Geometric Survey and Urban Design - Geometry, Mechanics, and Analysis in Architecture - Italian Renaissance Architecture - Master of Painted Architecture - Mathematical Assessment of Saint-Peter’s Dome - The Palazzo Del Podestà in Bologna - Vitruvius Meets Descartes - Vitruvius’s De Architectura

Related subjects » History of Science

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