Twisted columns are ubiquitous in cult places, but classical treatises discuss only some specific geometric models. We address medieval columns, which elude this description, and introduce a parametric model mathematically describing a great variety of columns, and their differences. The model is validated through 3D survey. We describe the variety of columns of the Cloister of Saint Paul outside the walls,(A.D.1204-45), in Rome. When a column looks more wrought or torqued, it is obtained by compounding several different helices.

Falcolini, C., & Tedeschini Lalli, L. (2016). Compounds of helical curves: Medieval twisted columns. In APLIMAT 2016 - 15th Conference on Applied Mathematics 2016, Proceedings (pp.324-332).

Compounds of helical curves: Medieval twisted columns

FALCOLINI, Corrado;TEDESCHINI LALLI, Laura
2016

Abstract

Twisted columns are ubiquitous in cult places, but classical treatises discuss only some specific geometric models. We address medieval columns, which elude this description, and introduce a parametric model mathematically describing a great variety of columns, and their differences. The model is validated through 3D survey. We describe the variety of columns of the Cloister of Saint Paul outside the walls,(A.D.1204-45), in Rome. When a column looks more wrought or torqued, it is obtained by compounding several different helices.
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