Re: thoughts on domes and markets

Certainly, the geodesic domes were a man-made device, arising out of a mathematical
study after being inspired by a soccer ball and not a roman arch.  The thread was
less specific( ?) and specified only "domes".
Where is the gate-keeper?  I haven't seen it, but there is much I haven't seen.

Kirby Urner wrote:

> >made for domes as housing darn near everywhere.  Domes are an evolvment ot the
> >Roman arch, especially the barrel vault, and migrated throughout the Roman
> >world and slightly beyond.
> Geodesic domes are not evolved from the Roman arch.
> >China had no domes, while India had them after 900-ish AD.
> But we do have gate-guarding gargoyles with one paw on what
> appears to be a geodesic sphere.  Dunno date.
> Kirby
> PS:  for reasons known to subscribers on Synergetics-L,
> "4D house" (vs. 3D) might make more sense w/ reference
> to anything Fuller-inspired.

Ron Stevens
email:  stevens at gnt dot net
Dept of Environmental Studies
University of West Florida

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