The hidden pavements of Michelangelo's Laurentian Library

Kappraff, Jay
June 1999
Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer99, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p24
Academic Journal
Reveals the mathematical significance of the hidden pavements of artist Michelangelo Buonarroti's Laurentian Library in Florence, Italy. Six principal geometries on which the pavements appear to be based; Description of the structure of the library; Details of panel constructions.


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