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CAT. 121.  Schema of world history (left half of a verso/recto spread). Appended to a medieval MS. copy of the Bible. Late 14th century.

Facsimile of verso page of Figure 7 (p. 37) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.





CAT. 122.  Schema of world history (right half of a verso/recto spread). Appended to a medieval MS. copy of the Bible. Late 14th century.

Facsimile of recto page of Figure 7 (p. 37) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.





CAT. 123.  Tree of Virtues (left half of a verso/recto spread). Appended to a medieval MS. copy of the Bible. Late 14th century.

Facsimile of Figure 8, verso (p. 38) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.






CAT. 124.  Cherub, giving a diagrammatic analysis of the degrees of penance (right half of a verso/recto spread). Appended to a medieval MS. copy of the Bible. Late 14th century.

Facsimile of Figure 8, recto (p. 38) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.




CAT. 125.  Tree of the Acts of the Passion. MS. page from a medieval Italian compendium of tables. 15th century.

Facsimile of Figure 9 (p. 39) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.





CAT. 126.  Tables of Christian doctrine (left half of a verso/recto spread). Appended to a medieval MS. copy of the Bible. Late 14th century.

Facsimile of Figure 10, verso (p. 40) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.





CAT. 127.  Tables of Christian doctrine (right half of a verso/recto spread). Appended to a medieval MS. copy of the Bible. Late 14th century.

Facsimile of Figure 10, recto (p. 40) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.





CAT. 128.  House of Wisdom. Final illustration to a Saxonic MS. copy of the medieval educational tract, Speculum virginum. Late 14th century.

Facsimile of Figure 11 (p. 41) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.





CAT. 129.  Tower of Wisdom. MS. page from a medieval Italian compendium of tables. 15th century.

Facsimile of Figure 12 (p. 41) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.




CAT. 130.  Rota of the Sevens. MS. page from a medieval Italian compendium of tables. 15th century.

Facsimile of Figure 13 (p. 42) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.




CAT. 131.  Volvelle of the Lullian ars. MS. page from Electorium magnum, by Thomas le Myésier. Ca. 1323.

Facsimile of Figure 14 (p. 42) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.



CAT. 132.  Schema of the spheres (an astronomical diagram showing the earth and heavens). MS. page from a German copy of De sphæra I, by John of Sacrobosco. Late 13th century.

Facsimile of Figure 15 (p. 43) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.




CAT. 133.  Schema of the Elements, Pure Air and the Planets. The 17th illustration in a French copy of the medieval MS., L’image du monde, by Goswin of Metz. Late 13th century.

Facsimile of Figure 16 (p. 43) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.




CAT. 134.  Astronomical schema. MS. page from a German copy of the medieval technical treatise De sphæra I, by John of Sacrobosco. Late 13th century.

Facsimile of Figure 17 (p. 44) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.




CAT. 135.  Geared device for fortune-telling. A small paper machine set into the front cover of an English MS. copy of the Experimentarius, by Bernardus Silvestris. 14th century.

Facsimile of Figure 18 (p. 44) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.



CAT. 136.  Tree of Porphyry, showing the relationship between genera and corporeal/incorporeal species. This is a 16th-century version of the Antique schema, from a Venetian copy of the Logica, by Paulus Venetus. 1536.

Facsimile of Figure 19 (p. 45) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.


CAT. 137.  Pons asinorum (The Asses’ Bridge). This is a 17th-century parody of the well-known medieval logical figure. Anonymous engraving bound into an MS held by the Warburg Institute. 17th-century.

Facsimile of Figure 20 (p. 46) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.


CAT. 138.  Shield of Faith, giving a demonstration of the doctrine of the Trinity in logical terms. From the medieval MS., Chronica maiora, by Matthew Paris. Ca. 1240–53.

Facsimile of Figure 21 (p. 46) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.

CAT. 139.  The Trinity and the Vision of Ezekiel, wherein the medieval artist uses a scientific diagram for the non-literal, allegorical communication of religious ideas. From the MS. of devotional texts and pictures known as the “Rothschild Canticles.” Early 14th century.

Facsimile of Figure 22 (p. 46) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.


CAT. 140.  Schema of quaternities, documenting the essential constituents of Time, Place, Matter and Man. MS. page from a German copy of the medieval technical treatise De sphæra I, by John of Sacrobosco. Late 13th century.

Facsimile of Figure 23 (p. 47) in Michael Evans’ “The Geometry of the Mind.” Architectural Association Quarterly 12.4 (1980): 32–55.


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