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Palladio, Pythagoreanism and Renaissance Mathematics

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This paper examines the proportional qualities of Palazzo Antonini in terms of contemporary, Renaissance mathematics. It reveals that Palladio was either a masterful arithmetician, or a serendipitous genius.

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Correspondence to Lionel March.

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March, L. Palladio, Pythagoreanism and Renaissance Mathematics. Nexus Netw J 10, 227–244 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00004-007-0067-5

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Keywords:

  • Andrea Palladio
  • arithmetic mean
  • geometric mean
  • harmonic mean
  • number symbolism
  • Vitruvius
  • Alberti
  • triangular numbers
  • rational approximations