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Outline - GoodWorks (9-24-03) - 1 2 Good Works Alchemy } An...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 2 Good Works Alchemy } An Arabic word } Different from chemistry } Mystical } Technological elements 3 Technological elements: } distillation } acids & bases } metallurgy 4 Medicine & Physiology } from Galen (129-200 AD) } Aristotelian principles } Based on Spirits and Humors 5 Spirits: } natural (liver) } vital (heart) } animal (brain) 6 Humors: } blood } phlegm } black bile } yellow bile 7 8 Galenic physiology was the authority until the 17th century The Cathedrals } Gothic architecture emerged from Romanesque--11th/12th centuries 9 10 11 12 13 Durham Durham Durham Durham Three key technical innovations: } ribbed vaults } pointed arches 1 } flying buttresses 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Ribbed vaults Pointed arches Flying Buttresses Amiens Amiens Rouen Ste. Chapelle Three key goals of these innovations: } space } height } Light 22 Question } How does medieval architecture demonstrate the importance of noneconomic factors in technological innovation? 2 ...
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