De Huysbou: A Reconstruction of an Unfinished Treatise on by Charles van den Heuvel

By Charles van den Heuvel

One of many maximum mathematicians and engineers of his day, Simon Stevin (1548-1620) is perhaps most sensible identified for popularizing decimal fractions. yet few humans learn about his curiosity in structure, as documented in De Huysbou, a venture that occupied the final two decades of Stevin's existence. This new translation comprises passages from Stevin's textual content, an intensive bibliography, and an in-depth research of Stevin's theories of city making plans inside a bigger eu context. it is going to be a necessary source for historians of Stevin's paintings, in addition to these attracted to Dutch and eu structure and concrete making plans.

Show description

Read or Download De Huysbou: A Reconstruction of an Unfinished Treatise on Architecture, Town Planning and Civil Engineering by Simon Stevin PDF

Best urban & land use planning books

Ken Smith Landscape Architects Urban Projects: A Source Book in Landscape Architecture

Ken Smith is definitely essentially the most attention-grabbing voices in panorama structure; his works replicate the depth and effort in their atmosphere and problem the excellence among panorama and artwork shape. Ken Smith panorama Architects/Urban initiatives specializes in 3 trendy works in long island urban: his East River undertaking; his paintings for P.

Development and Planning Economy: Environmental and Resource Issues

We'd like structures for housing and for the opposite prone they supply for us and our actions. Our calls for stimulate provide, making a marketplace. because the industry provides and companies those structures it makes calls for on nationwide assets, adjustments neighborhood economies and populations, impacts the standard of lifestyles and creates bills and advantages.

Autophobia: Love and Hate in the Automotive Age

Vehicles are the scourge of civilization, answerable for every little thing from suburban sprawl and concrete decay to environmental devastation and rampant weather change—not to say our slavish dependence on international oil from doubtful assets overseas. upload the fantastic expense in human lives that we pay for our automobility—some thirty million humans have been killed in automobile injuries in the course of the 20th century—plus the numerous variety of hours we waste in gridlock site visitors commuting to paintings, operating errands, deciding upon up our children, and looking for parking, and one can’t aid yet ask: Haven’t we had sufficient already?

The Sociology of Space: Materiality, Social Structures, and Action (Cultural Sociology)

During this ebook, the writer develops a relational suggestion of area that encompasses social constitution, the fabric international of gadgets and our bodies, and the symbolic measurement of the social international. Löw’s guideline is the idea that area emerges within the interaction among items, buildings and activities.

Extra resources for De Huysbou: A Reconstruction of an Unfinished Treatise on Architecture, Town Planning and Civil Engineering by Simon Stevin

Sample text

R. Meischke, ‘Het architectonische ontwerp in de Nederlanden gedurende de late middeleeuwen en de zestiende eeuw’, Bulletin van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Oudheidkundige Bond, th series, vol.  (), col. -. H. Miedema, ‘Over de waardering van architekt en beeldende kunstenaar in de zestiende eeuw’, Oud Holland, vol. , (), pp. - and idem, Kunsthistorisch, Maarssen (), pp. -. J. Offerhaus, ‘Pieter Coecke et l’introduction des traités d’architecture aux Pays-Bas’, in Les traités d’architecture de la Renaissance, [Actes du colloque tenu à Tours du er au  juillet ], (Paris ), pp.

Stevin worked on a translation of Aelianus. Thus the transcript ‘Eenighe stucken der Crychconst beschreven door Simon Stevin’ contained a ‘Verduytsing van Elianus grieksche woorden’, KB A--II, fol. r-r. J. van Winter, Hoger beroepsonderwijs avant-la-lettre, p. .  Resolution of the States of Holland,  March . See also ‘Navigation’, in The Principal Works of Simon Stevin, vol. III, (Amsterdam ), p. . indd 22 ’    14-11-2005 08:33:08 ties with Willibrord Snellius, who followed in his father’s footsteps in .

Van Berkel, from whom this information about the French mathematician’s ideas are drawn, referred in  S. Stevin, Sterctenbouwing, [Leiden ; pp. IV, pp. E. E. den ghenen die hun niet dan in Euclidische beghinselen en oeffenen, sonder tot de daet te commen, Spieghelvechters noemde, die haer schaduwe heftelick bestrijden sonder gheraken […] Nu hoewel mijn meyning altijt was, dat der Spieghelaers spieghelingen, tot voordering van der doenders daden connen strecken: Nochtans om mette Sticke te bewijsen, hoe my de vermenghinghe deser twee bevalt, ende dat ick niet en begheer datse my onder de eenvoudighe Spieghelvechters rekent, soo heb ick haer dit werckelic voorbeelt toegheschickt: Het welcke, hoewel dattet noch al maer (ghelijck men segt) Burghen inde locht, ofte noche eyghentlicker, papiere bolwercken sijn.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 32 votes