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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
THE TRADITION OF SACRAMENTAL GEOMETRY
Pythagoras
Plato, Aristotle and Euclid
St Augustine
St. Benedict
The Theology of Numbers and Geometrical Figures
The Geometry
The rules of sacramental geometry
Ad Quadratum and Ad Triangulum
The Continuity of the Geometry
Geometric Progression
The Oral Transmission of the tradition
The End of the Tradition
Figures 3 to 19
THE GEOMETRY OF THE GROUND PLAN 1070-1320
The History of the Ground Plan from 1070 to 1220
The Geometry of Lanfranc’s Cathedral 1070-1096
The Geometry of the Choir of 1098 to 1174
The Geometry of William of Sens
Figures 20 to 42
BENDING THE CATHEDRAL
The Deviations in the East-West Axis of Canterbury Cathedral
Figures 43 & 44
THE GEOMETRY OF THE WEST FRONT 1070 TO 1430
The Larger Geometry of the Western Aspect from 1077 to 1400
Figures 45 to 51
The Geometry of the Gable Window:—Henry Yeveley c.1380
Figures 52 to 58
The Geometry of the Great West Window of English Kings. C.1390
Figures 59 to 66
THE GEOMETRY OF THE CANTERBURY PAVEMENT
The Nature of the Porphyry Pavement
Porphyry
The History of the Pavement
Figures 68 to 95
References for the geometry of the Porphyry Pavement
MEASURE AND THE MEDIEVAL ARCHITECT. SCALING UP
The Test
Figures 96 to 101
ADDENDA
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

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Belief in the Heavenly nature of geometrical forms has existed since prehistoric times, but only now, in these pages, can we see and understand how this belief inspired the design of a great religious building. Without mathematical complexities, but in simple language and with many clarifying illustrations, the author demonstrates the geometrical constructions that the great architects of Canterbury Cathedral devised to bring the geometry of their building into harmony with that of the Universe, and with the geometries of their predecessors. The secret but simple means that they must have used to transfer plans to scale from parchment to building site is also brought to light, as is the geometry and remarkable history of the Cathedral’s superb “marble pavement:.
Belief in the Heavenly nature of geometrical forms has existed since prehistoric times, but only now, in these pages, can we see and understand how this belief inspired the design of a great religious building. Without mathematical complexities, but in simple language and with many clarifying illustrations, the author demonstrates the geometrical constructions that the great architects of Canterbury Cathedral devised to bring the geometry of their building into harmony with that of the Universe, and with the geometries of their predecessors. The secret but simple means that they must have used to transfer plans to scale from parchment to building site is also brought to light, as is the geometry and remarkable history of the Cathedral’s superb “marble pavement:.

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