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Title Creating shapes in civil and naval architecture [electronic resource] : a cross-disciplinary comparison / edited by Horst Nowacki and Wolfgang Lefèvre.

Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 398 pages, [47] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).
Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; v. 11
History of science and medicine library ; v. 11.
Contents Introduction -- Shape Creation Knowledge in Civil and Naval Architecture / Horst Nowacki -- Antiquity -- On the Use of Design in Ancient Mediterranean Ship Construction / Patrice Pomey -- Were the Hittites Able to Build a Replica of an Egyptian Ship According to Their Own Drawings? / Lucien Basch -- Reply to Lucien Basch / Patrice Pomey -- Markings and Pegs: Clues to Geometrical Procedures of Roman Naval Architecture? / Ronald Bockius -- Ancient Greek and Roman Architects' Approach to Curvature -- The Corinthian Capital, Entasis and Amphitheaters / Mark Wilson Jones -- Middle ages -- "To Design" and "to Build" Mediaeval Ships (Fifth to Fifteenth Centuries) -- The Application of Knowledge Held in Common with Civil Architecture, or in Isolation? / Eric Rieth -- Boat and Boat House. The Conceptional Origins of Clinker Boats and Boat-Shaped Halls of the Fourth to Eleventh Centuries in Scandinavia / Ole Crumlin-Pedersen -- Gothic and Renaissance Design Strategies in Stonecutting / Enrique Rabasa Díaz and José Calvo López -- On Late-Gothic Vault Geometry / Jos Tomlow -- Modern era -- The Shipbuilding Text of Michael of Rhodes / David McGee -- Naval Architecture Digitalized Introducing Arithmetic and Geometry into Late Mediaeval Shipwrightry / Ulrich Alertz -- Pregnant Columns. From Word to Shape / Antonio Becchi -- From One Curve to Another or the Problem of Changing Coordinates in Stereotomic Layouts / Joël Sakarovitch -- The Squinch of Anet / Martina Lenz -- Conclusions -- Appendix A. From Words to Technical Practices: Moulds and Naval Architecture in the Middle Ages / Eric Rieth -- Appendix B. The Rare Traces of Constructional Procedures in "Practical Geometries" / Jens Høyrup -- Appendix C. Draughting Curves Used in Ship Design / Jobst Lessenich -- Appendix D. Bibliographical Notes on Historical Metrology / Compiled by Jobst Lessenich.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Naval architecture -- Design and construction -- History.
Hulls (Naval architecture) -- Design and construction -- History.
Shape theory (Topology)
Structural optimization.
Shipbuilding -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Nowacki, H. (Horst)
Lefèvre, Wolfgang, 1941-
Other Form: Print version: Creating shapes in civil and naval architecture. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009 9789004173453 (DLC) 2009016176 (OCoLC)313666631
ISBN 9789047426912 (electronic bk.)
9047426916 (electronic bk.)
9789004173453 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004173455 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/ej.9789004173453.i-447