Shadows Square

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Name in use since the sixteenth century to indicate the shadow square scale (in Latin scalam altimetram).


Synonymous with geometrical square and shadow square.

Bibliographical Resources

Cataneo, Pietro, L’architettura. Libri otto, Venezia, 1567, rist. anast., Forni, Sala Bolognese, 1982, p. 196


Author of the entry: Filippo Camerota

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