Bibliography

# Robert D.

Stevick

### Contributions to journals

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.