Medieval vault’s geometry and the architect’s spacial perception

Emiliano Della Bella
Since ancient times, the broader meanings of geometry have been the shadow of both the architect and the scholar. Some textless drawings on ribbed vaults from the Dresden Book of vault projection (1544-1567) show the great value geometry had for mediaval masons . Shrouded by mystic veils, kept jealously in the masons guilds and handed down from master to novice, geometry has always been of great importance to the practical architect. The drawings of the...