Tycho's Talisman: Astrological Magic in the Design of Uraniborg

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dc.contributor.author Kwan, Alistair en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-15T01:40:49Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-03 en
dc.identifier.citation Early Science and Medicine 16(2):95-119 Mar 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 1383-7427 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/21995 en
dc.description.abstract Renaissance Vitruvianism provides a broad context in which to situate the architecture of Tycho Brahe's Uraniborg, but fails to account for the motivation behind Tycho's design, for how Tycho knew Vitruvian design principles, and for any of Uraniborg's specific features. Identifying Uraniborg as a Palladian design fares even worse. Some of Uraniborg's features can, however, be understood in terms of talismanic ideas such as those circulating in sources such as Agrippa's De occulta philosophia (which Tycho possessed) and Dee's Propaedeumata aphoristica. Of the several kinds of talisman possible, those of interest were intended to manipulate astral influences by mathematical resonance. Regardless of whether Tycho believed in talismanic efficacy, his early meteorological convictions make talismanic motifs a plausible inspiration for Uraniborg's design. en
dc.language Eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Early Science and Medicine en
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dc.title Tycho's Talisman: Astrological Magic in the Design of Uraniborg en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1163/157338211X557075 en
pubs.issue 2 en
pubs.begin-page 95 en
pubs.volume 16 en
pubs.end-page 119 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 430626 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education en
dc.identifier.eissn 1573-3823 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-04-15 en

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