Gold, Marvin, and Carlberg, Robert E.
Modern Applied Mathematics
. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1971. Chapters 3 and 4 explore geometric concepts. Chapter 5 introduces the basic figures of plane geometry. Directions for constructing models of polyhedra are given. Chapter 4 extends the discussion of plane figures to cover formulas for perimeter and area.
Hersey, George L.
Pythagorean Palaces Magic
the Italian Renaissance
. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1976. The author examines the application of Pythagorean principles in Italian Renaissance domestic architecture. Chapter 4 traces the emergence of cubic principles in Renaissance architectural theory. Chapter 5 studies these principles in greater detail.
Mathematics A Cultural Approach
. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Incorporated, 1962. This book attempts to show what mathematics is, how mathematics has developed from man’s efforts to understand nature, what the mathematical approach to real problems can accomplish, and the extent to which mathematics has molded our civilization and our culture. Chapter 6 discusses the nature and uses of Euclldean geometry.
Norwich, John Julius, ed.
Great Architecture of the World
. New York: Random House, Incorporated, 1975. A beautifully illustrated volume that pictures and explains man’s finest architectural achievements.
Rogers, William W., and Welton, Paul L.
. Morristown, New Jersey Silver Burdett Company, 1971. The authors present a series of related steps designed to give students an understanding of shop blueprints, without necessarily teaching them to make mechanical drawings.
Spence, William P.
. Second Edition. Bloomington, Illinois: McKnight and McKnight Publishing Company, 1972. A comprehensive study of the planning and designing of residences and small, single-story, commercial buildings. An introductory experience in the complexities of the building-construction industry. The book has beautiful illustrations.
Weeks, Arthur #., and Adkins, Jackson B. A
Course in Geometry
. Boston: Ginn and Company, 1961. A high school textbook for college preparatory geometry classes. Chapters 8, 9, 15, 18 and 22 present material on polygons, circles, areas and volumes.
Welchons, A. M., et al. Solid Geometry. Boston: Ginn and Company, 1959. Originally written for use as a textbook in solid geometry classes. It contains an abundance of good material to supplement textbooks presently being used in geometry ¢lasses.
Architectural Principles in the
. Fourth Edition. London: Academy Editions, 1973. A historical study of architectural principles at the time of the Renaissance. Part IV deals with the problem of harmonic proportion in architecture.
. Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmldt, Incorporated, 1973. An examination of the mathematical contributions of many African people south of the Sahara in the context of their social and economic development. Section 5 discusses geometric form in architecture and art.