Session Title

Learning in Action: Geometry and Cathedral Design (A Demonstration)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

AVISTA: The Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science, and Art

Organizer Name

Jennifer M. Feltman

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Alabama

Presider Name

Jennifer M. Feltman

Paper Title 1

Participant

Presenter 1 Name

George Brooks

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Valencia College

Paper Title 2

Participant

Presenter 2 Name

Maile S. Hutterer

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Oregon

Paper Title 3

Participant

Presenter 3 Name

Jennifer Borland

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Oklahoma State Univ./Material Collective

Paper Title 4

Participant

Presenter 4 Name

Jennifer Lyons

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Ithaca College

Paper Title 5

Participant

Presenter 5 Name

Ellen M. Shortell

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Start Date

10-5-2018 3:30 PM

Session Location

Intramural Field near Valley Apartments

Description

The beauty and grandeur of medieval cathedrals lies not only in their vast scale, but also in their harmonious proportions, created by the use of ancient principles of geometry, such as √2 rectangles and the Golden Section. In this experiential learning demo, AVISTA members will show how cathedral plans were laid-out ad quadratum, from the square, using simple tools such as stakes, string and a measuring rod.

Jennifer M. Feltman

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May 10th, 3:30 PM

Learning in Action: Geometry and Cathedral Design (A Demonstration)

Intramural Field near Valley Apartments

The beauty and grandeur of medieval cathedrals lies not only in their vast scale, but also in their harmonious proportions, created by the use of ancient principles of geometry, such as √2 rectangles and the Golden Section. In this experiential learning demo, AVISTA members will show how cathedral plans were laid-out ad quadratum, from the square, using simple tools such as stakes, string and a measuring rod.

Jennifer M. Feltman