Knots and Meanders

Knots and Meanders - Knots and Meanders Slide 15-13 Sala...

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Knots and Meanders Slide 15-13: Sala delle Asse c.1495-8 text pics Reti p. 37. Leonardo's knot designs anticipate the modern interest in knots, in the branch of mathematics called Topology. In his famous arboreal decoration for the ceiling of the Sala delle Asse in Sforza's castle, Leonardo made the branches of the trees form an elaborate system of interlacing, like those in his Academia engravings. To these he has added a single, continuous rope that intertwines throughout the entire vault. Leonardo's knot patterns are similar to the Celtic designs such as in the Book of Kells, but more probably were inspired by Arabesques from the middle east. Vitruvian Man Slide 15-19: Reti p. 79
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According to Augusto Marinoni, 'The problem in geometry that engrossed Leonardo interminably was the squaring of the circle. From 1504 on, he devoted hundreds of pages in his notebooks to this question of quadrature . .. that so fascinated his mentor Pacioli . .. While his investigations produced no appreciable gain for mathematics, it
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ARH ARH2000 taught by Professor Karenroberts during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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