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, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 163–185 | Cite as

Proportions in the Architecture Curriculum

  • Roger Herz-FischlerEmail author
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Abstract.

Roger Herz-Fischler presents a revised version of a chapter entitled “Proportions” that appeared in the problems part of his book, Space, Shape and Form /An Algorithmic Approach, developed for a mathematics course he taught in the School of Architecture at Carleton University from 1973-1984.

Example of reckoning of a pyramid,

Height 250, base 360 cubits.

What is its seked?......(Answer:5+1/25 hands).

From the Rhind Papyrus1

Keywords.

Roger Herz-Fischler architectural proportions proportional systems Vitruvius Leonardo da Vinci Francesco di Giorgio Martini Great Pyramid at Khufu Mastaba at Medum Modulor Le Corbusier Medieval master masons geometry geometrical design systems didactics 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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