Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 195–203

Octagonal Geometry of the Cimborio in Burgos Cathedral

  • Dirk Huylebrouck
  • Antonia Redondo Buitrago
  • Encarnación Reyes Iglesias
Research

Abstract

This paper is a geometric analysis of elements of Burgos Cathedral, featuring the Cordovan proportion. It invites to mathematical and decorative creativity with rosettes and tesseracts, based on other remarkable proportions as well.

Keywords

Burgos Cathedral geometric analysis Cordovan proportion regular polygons geometric shapes stars tesseracts silver mean 

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Copyright information

© Kim Williams Books, Turin 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Huylebrouck
    • 1
  • Antonia Redondo Buitrago
    • 2
  • Encarnación Reyes Iglesias
    • 3
  1. 1.Department for ArchitectureSint-LucasBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Departamento de MatemáticasI.E.S. Bachiller SabucoAlbaceteSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Matemática AplicadaUniversidad de ValladolidValladolidSpain

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