Introduction

  • Richard Kittler
  • Miroslav Kocifaj
  • Stanislav Darula
Chapter

Abstract

The ancient humans, perhaps even more than humans today, realized the importance of the sun and sky like mighty nurturers of the environment, enabling preservation of life, health, vision, and the well-being of a habitat which nurtures humankind, living in fruitful harmony with nature and aware of the dangers of its sometimes terrible power. Philosophers and scientists have observed, wondered, and tried to evaluate the manifold effects of changes of sunlight and daylight. Technologists have utilized daily sun paths for the orientation of objects in space, measured time with sundials, and built openings in houses to ease daylight and sunshine into interiors.

Keywords

Manifold Pyramid Sapphire 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Kittler
    • 1
  • Miroslav Kocifaj
    • 1
  • Stanislav Darula
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Construction and Architecture Slovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia

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