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Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt
     

Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt

by Corinna Rossi
 

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ISBN-10: 0521829542

ISBN-13: 9780521829540

Pub. Date: 01/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Corinna Rossi explores the use of numbers and geometrical figures by the Ancient Egyptians in their architectural projects and buildings. Whereas previous architectural studies have searched for "universal rules" to explain the entire history of Egyptian architecture, Rossi reconciles the approaches of architectural historians and archaeologists by testing

Overview

Corinna Rossi explores the use of numbers and geometrical figures by the Ancient Egyptians in their architectural projects and buildings. Whereas previous architectural studies have searched for "universal rules" to explain the entire history of Egyptian architecture, Rossi reconciles the approaches of architectural historians and archaeologists by testing architectural theories. This book is essential reading for all scholars of Ancient Egypt and the architecture of ancient cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521829540
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Proportions in Ancient Egyptian Architecture: 1. In search of 'the rule' for Ancient Egyptian Architecture; 2. Mathematics and architecture in Ancient Egypt; Part II. Ancient Egyptian Sources: Construction and Representation of Space: 3. Documents on the planning and building process; 4. Foundation rituals; Part III. The Geometry of Pyramids: 5. Symbolic shape and constructional problems; 6. The proportions of pyramids; 7. Pyramids and triangles; Overview.

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