Ocularium Lucis: Light and Optical Theory in Guarino Guarini's Church of San Lorenzo

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Title:
Ocularium Lucis: Light and Optical Theory in Guarino Guarini's Church of San Lorenzo
Author:
Badillo, Noé
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Ocularium Lucis: Light and Optical Theory in Guarino Guarini's Church of San Lorenzo is intended to provide theoretical advancement in the understanding of the work of the Baroque architect Guarino Guarini by employing his Church of San Lorenzo as an example. In Part One an historical account of Guarini's life and work is presented. In Part Two, Guarini's methods as an architect are analyzed according to their intersection with the philosophy of science, geometry and astronomy, presented within his many treatises on such subjects. A syllogistic correlation is demonstrated in Guarini's writings between the study of optics, geometry and architecture, which reveals that the architectonic forms which he creates are configured according to a profound interest in light and opticality. In this manner, Guarini's Church of San Lorenzo is understood as an instrument of light and a vessel of divine illumination.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Mathematics; Optics; Philosophy; San Lorenzo; History & Theory of Art; Architecture; Guarini
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; History & Theory of Art
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cuneo, Pia F.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleOcularium Lucis: Light and Optical Theory in Guarino Guarini's Church of San Lorenzoen_US
dc.creatorBadillo, Noéen_US
dc.contributor.authorBadillo, Noéen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractOcularium Lucis: Light and Optical Theory in Guarino Guarini's Church of San Lorenzo is intended to provide theoretical advancement in the understanding of the work of the Baroque architect Guarino Guarini by employing his Church of San Lorenzo as an example. In Part One an historical account of Guarini's life and work is presented. In Part Two, Guarini's methods as an architect are analyzed according to their intersection with the philosophy of science, geometry and astronomy, presented within his many treatises on such subjects. A syllogistic correlation is demonstrated in Guarini's writings between the study of optics, geometry and architecture, which reveals that the architectonic forms which he creates are configured according to a profound interest in light and opticality. In this manner, Guarini's Church of San Lorenzo is understood as an instrument of light and a vessel of divine illumination.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectMathematicsen_US
dc.subjectOpticsen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectSan Lorenzoen_US
dc.subjectHistory & Theory of Arten_US
dc.subjectArchitectureen_US
dc.subjectGuarinien_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory & Theory of Arten_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCuneo, Pia F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPlax, Julie-Anneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMoore, Sarahen_US
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