The Proportions of the St. Gall Plan

Fernie, Eric
December 1978
Art Bulletin;Dec78, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p583
Academic Journal
Examines the evidence for the existence or the lack of system of proportions in the architectural plan for Saint Gall Abbey based on the article by Walter Horn in the 1966 issue of 'Art Bulletin.' Inconsistencies between the grid and the plan; Analysis of the occurrence of measurements more than once between some important lines; Investigation of the use of the square root of two in the architectural plan.


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