On serlio’s constructions of ovals

@article{Rosin2001OnSC,
  title={On serlio’s constructions of ovals},
  author={Paul L. Rosin},
  journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
  year={2001},
  volume={23},
  pages={58-69}
}
In his celebrated Tutte l’Opere d’Architettura published over the period 1537–1575 Sebastiano Serlio introduced four techniques for constructing ovals which have thereafter been applied by many architects across Europe. Using various geometric forms (i.e. the triangle, square, and circle) as a basis they produced ovals made up from four circular arcs. This paper analyses both Serlio’s constructions and some of the many possible alternatives and evaluates their accuracy in terms of the ovals… CONTINUE READING

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