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dc.contributor.authorCawthorne, Douglasen
dc.contributor.authorIrodotou, Romylosen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T10:07:45Z
dc.date.available2016-11-03T10:07:45Z
dc.date.issued2016-11
dc.identifier.citationCawthorne, D. and Irodotou R. (2016) Proportional Systems in the Design of the Cathedral of St George of the Greeks, Cyprus. Euromed 2016, in Proceedings of 6th International Conference, EuroMed 2016, 2016Digital Heritage. Progress in Cultural Heritage: Documentation, Preservation, and Protection 31st October – 5th November, Nicosia Cyprus. Springer International Publishing AG. M Ioannides et al., Editors. Euromed 2016, Part 1, Volume 10058 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-48496-9_3en
dc.identifier.isbn9783319484952
dc.identifier.isbn9783319484969
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12758
dc.descriptionThis publication arose from new and original digital survey work carried out in the north of Cyprus by Romylos Irodotou as part of his De Montfort University MArch dissertation in 2016. From the photogrammetry survey data the authors reconstructed the cathedral church of St George of the Greeks and undertook a historical and proportional analysis of it drawing on wide range of sources and placing its concept and development within a broader context of late medieval architectural practice and orthodox Christian belief. The publication is a significant contribution to the study of byzantine/Christian orthodox architecture in the Levant and proposes a novel design hypothesis based on number and geometry for the characteristic hybrid aisled cross-in-square plan found in churches of this period in this region.en
dc.description.abstractThe cathedral of St. George of the Greeks was built in the 14th – 15th c. in Famagusta, Cyprus to accommodate the religious needs of the Greek orthodox community living under a Frankish aristocracy. Its design is a hybrid of western European and Greek orthodox architectural traditions which reflect the political and social circumstances of its creation. This paper examines the degree to which the underlying design methods employed can be extrapolat-ed from the physical remains of the building, the historical sources bearing upon its interpretation and comparisons with related structures. Results are presented of a recent (2016) photogrammetric survey of the building and a new digital reconstruction of the church derived from it. These are used to quantify, assess and illustrate a three dimensional armature of regulatory proportions which it is proposed for reasons of ecclesiastical philosophy and practical execution, were employed to shape the building’s physical form.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishing AGen
dc.subjectProportionsen
dc.subjectMedievalen
dc.subjectArchitectureen
dc.subjectPhotogrammetryen
dc.subjectGeometryen
dc.subjectMasonsen
dc.subjectPell Numbersen
dc.subjectRoot Twoen
dc.subjectArmatureen
dc.titleProportional Systems in the Design of the Cathedral of St. George of the Greeks, Cyprusen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48496-9_3
dc.researchgroupDigital Building Heritage Groupen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2016-08-27en


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