2007/02/27

In Medieval Architecture


link to NYT article ; In Medieval Architecture, Signs of Advanced Math
"In the beauty and geometric complexity of tile mosaics on walls of medieval Islamic buildings, scientists have recognized patterns suggesting that the designers had made a conceptual breakthrough in mathematics beginning as early as the 13th century......."
book Arabesques; Decorative Art in Morocco by Jean-Marc Castéra; stunning photos, pricey but worth it

related;

link to great article on Geometry in Polygons, Tilings and Sacred Architecture


link to book Sacred Geometry, Philosophy and Practice

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