Bibliography

Robert D.
Stevick

5 publications between 1986 and 2013 indexed
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2013

article
Stevick, Robert D., “When art was informed by mathematics”, in: Kelly, Mary, and Charles Doherty (eds), Music and the stars: mathematics in medieval Ireland, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2013. 129–141.

2004

article
Stevick, Robert D., “The ancestry of ‘Coherent Geometry’ in Insular designing”, Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland 134 (2004): 5–32.

2000

article
Stevick, Robert D., “The coherent geometry of two Irish high crosses”, Peritia 14 (2000): 297–322.

1999

article
Stevick, Robert D., “The shape of the Durrow cross”, Peritia 13 (1999): 144–153.

1986

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