Stevick, Robert D.





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Stevick, Robert D., “The Echternach Gospels’ evangelist-symbol pages: forms from the ‘two true measures of geometry’”, Peritia 5 (1986): 284–308.

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“The Echternach Gospels’ evangelist-symbol pages: forms from the ‘two true measures of geometry’”
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5
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284–308
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Each of the rectilinear frames enclosing the evangelist symbols in the Echternach Gospels (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS lat. 9389) can be reconstructed easily, accurately and completely from a single dimension – its width – by using only the draughtsman’s straight-edge and dividers. In the derivational process for these designs can be recognized intellectually the commodulation that otherwise can be only partially intuited. The methods of the construction represent a geometrical inventiveness and depth of understanding of proportion that is paradigmatic for the finest art of early Insular framed crosses and evangelist symbols.
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Insular art
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C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen