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, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 65–78 | Cite as

Villard de Honnecourt and Euclidean Geometry

  • Marie-Thérèse Zenner
Research Articles


Marie-Thérèse Zenner presents a brief overview of the survival of Latin Euclid within the practical geometry tradition of builders, taking examples from an eleventh-century French Romanesque church, Saint-Etienne in Nevers, and a thirteenth-century Picard manuscript of drawings (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS fr. 19093), known as the portfolio of Villard de Honnecourt.


Marie-Thérèse Zenner Villard de Honnecourt Euclidean Euclidian geometry medieval geometry architecture 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fontaine-les-CôteauxFrance

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