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Unformatted text preview: The center square formed by this construction is called the sacred cut square. Connecting the eight points of intersection of the arcs and the sides of the square consecutively forms an octagon. Extending the Construction The construction can be extended inward, by repeating the construction on the sacred cut square. It can also be extended outward, joining the intersections of the circles and the diagonals, to form a square of which the original square is the sacred cut square. Why Sacred? Brunes calls this construction sacred because it contains both square and circle, uniting the earthly and the divine as in the Vitruvian man. Furthermore, it squares the circle . The length of the four arcs equal the four diagonals of the half-square. And, as mentioned, it gives the octagon , the shape universally used for baptistries and baptismal fonts....
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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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