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Studenica church: Vector Drawings of Proportions

posted on 2019-01-28, 16:33 authored by Leslie ForehandLeslie Forehand

Vector files of some of the diagrams used in Dragović M., Čučaković A., Bogdanović J., Čičević S., Trifunović A. (2019) Triangular Proportional Scheme and Concept of the Two Serbian Medieval Churches. In: Cocchiarella L. (eds) ICGG 2018 - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics. ICGG 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 809. Springer.

A major world heritage site on the UNESCO list, the Studenica church in Serbia unites Romanesque and Byzantine ideas of sacred space. The research aims to test the transfer of architectural knowledge and whether the dome that scoops the light in shafts – which remains technically a demanding task in modern construction – points to the applied medieval knowledge of geometry, physics and optics. This research features the Studenica church as a model for advanced studies of medieval architecture that often lacks textual sources about its creation or training of its architects.