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Archimedes' methods, comparable to those of the 16th and 17th centuries, were
in fact analytical in the modern sense of the term. The 17th and 18th centuries
produced much mathematics in all directions, but analysis was the underlying ...
Several modular and proportional systems have been evolved by modern
architects (e.g., Le Corbusier's "Modulor"), but none has been widely adopted.
Behind these changing theoretical methods, however, there seems to be a
... The Goths and Vandals, having demolished the Greek and Roman architecture
, introduced in its stead a certain fantastical and incentious manner of building,
which we have since called modern or Gothic, full of fret and lamentable imagery.
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