Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt by Corinna Rossi

By Corinna Rossi

during this interesting research, architect and Egyptologist Corinna Rossi analyses the connection among arithmetic and structure in historic Egypt via exploring using numbers and geometrical figures in historic architectural tasks and constructions. whereas past architectural stories have sought for summary 'universal principles' to provide an explanation for the heritage of Egyptian structure, Rossi makes an attempt to reconcile the various methods of archaeologists, architects and historians of arithmetic right into a unmarried coherent photo. utilizing a examine of a particular workforce of monuments, the pyramids, and putting them within the context in their cultural and historic heritage, Rossi argues that idea and perform of development needs to be regarded as a continuum, no longer as separated fields, so that it will enable the unique making plans means of a development to re-emerge. hugely illustrated with plans, diagrams and figures, this booklet is key examining for all students of historic Egypt and the structure of historic cultures.

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