Relation Between Architectural Forms and Philosophical Structures in the Work of Francesco Borromini in Seventeenth-Century Rome

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Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Preface; Introduction
Precedent and Setting
1. Renaissance Precedent: Leon Battista Alberti
2. The Structure of the Cosmos in the Baroque
3. The Neoplatonic Idea at the Accademia di San Luca
Philosophical Structures in the Architecture of Borromini
4. Syncretism and Architectural Syntax
5. The Structuring of the Conceptual Process
6. Athanasius Kircher and Hermeticism
7. Esoteric Symbols of Hermetic and Neoplatonic Philosophy
8. Light, Vision and Numerology
9. The Transmutation of Geometries
Philosophical Origins
10. Neoplatonic Philosophy
11. Presocratic Origins
Bibliography; Index

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