Islamic Design Module in Latin America: Proportionality and the Techniques of Neo-Mudejar Architecture

Islamic Design Module in Latin America: Proportionality and the Techniques of Neo-Mudejar Architecture

by John F. Moffitt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786418060
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The late John F. Moffitt authored, edited or translated numerous books about art history. He was an art history professor at New Mexico State University.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Hispanic versus European Architectural Principles7
2The Grid and Its Role in Islamic Design-by-Geometry15
3A Graphic Analysis of the Geometric Procedures Generating the "Arabic Interlace"26
4The Installation of Islamic Architectural Design-by-Geometry in Spain32
5The "Secret" of the Hispanic Masons: The Inscribed Pythagorean-Triangle Motif39
6The Evidence for "Inscribed Figures" in Architectural Design47
7The Physical Execution of the Hispanic Facade: "Design-by-String"59
8The Evidence for Pythagorean Triangulation in the Design of Tepotzotlan63
9Other Christian Examples of Hispanic Design-by-Pythagorean-Triangulation73
10The Graphic Evidence for "Regulating Line-Patterns" with Pythagorean Triangulation in Hispanic Architecture78
11Juan de Herrera and the Evidence for Pythagorean Triangulation in the Escorial84
12Ocotlan: Another Mexican Example of "Design-by-Triangulation-and-String"99
13The Historical Evidence for "Design-by-String" and with Grids107
14The Non-Visual, or Textual Evidence for Hispanic "Design-by-Triangulation-and-String"118
15Vitruvius: Theoretician - or Artificer?121
16Diego Lopez de Arenas: The Written Evidence for a Standard Application of Pythagorean Design-Modules by Hispanic Builders and Craftsmen129
17Fray Miguel de San Andres: More Written Evidence for a Standard Application of Pythagorean Design-Modules by Hispanic Builders and Craftsmen135
18A Sixteenth-Century "Mexican Mosque"143
19Some Triangular Conclusions159
AppendixViollet-le-Duc Explains Architectural Proportionality and the Design Function of the Pythagorean Triangle165
Notes187
Bibliography199
Index205

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