Platonic Solids as Art Motifs

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Platonic Solids as Art Motifs Vitruvius Slide 7-1: Vitruvius Cover Vitruvius. The Ten Books on Architecture. NY: Dover, 1960. Vitruvius, whose full name is Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (70?- 25 BC), was a Roman architect and engineer, born probably in Formiae (now Formie), Italy. He was an artillery engineer in the service of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. The Ten Books on Architecture Slide 6-12: UCELLO: Mosaic from San Marco Cathedral, Venice, 1425-1430 plate J2 Emmer, Michele, Ed. The Visual Mind: Art and Mathematics. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1993.
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Slide 7-2: Corinthian Capital Harris, Cyril. Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture. NY: Dover, 1977. His ten books on architecture, De Architectura (trans. 1914), are the oldest surviving work on the subject. They consist of dissertations on a wide variety of subjects relating to architecture, engineering, sanitation, practical hydraulics, acoustic vases, and the like. Much of the material appears to have been taken from earlier extinct treatises by Greek architects. Vitruvius's writings have been studied ever since the Renaissance as a thesaurus of the art of classical Roman architecture. It's in Vitruvius that we first see the classical orders of architecture, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian.
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