Bibliography

Robert D.
Stevick

5 publications between 1986 and 2013 indexed
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Contributions to journals

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.
Stevick, Robert D., “The coherent geometry of two Irish high crosses”, Peritia 14 (2000): 297–322.
Stevick, Robert D., “The shape of the Durrow cross”, Peritia 13 (1999): 144–153.
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.

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

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. xiv + 249 pp + 16 (ill.). 129–141.