The Symbol at your Door

Number and Geometry in Religious Architecture of the Greek and Latin Middle Ages
Author(s): 
Hiscock, Nigel
ISBN: 
9780754663003
Date published: 
January 2008
Hardback
Pages: 
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Is the display of number and geometry in medieval religious architecture evidence of intended symbolism? This book offers a new perspective in the retrieval of meaning from architecture in the Greek East and the Latin West, and challenges the view that the presence of number and geometry was merely an outcome of practical procedures by masons. Instead, it attributes intellectual meaning to it as understood by Christian Platonist thought and provides compelling evidence that the symbolism was often intended.