Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 2, Issue 1–2, pp 93–102 | Cite as

Hugues Libergier and his Instruments

Research Articles


Nancy Wu examines the architects’ instruments carved next to the effigy of Hugues Libergier, the thirteenth century designer of the Abbey of Saint-Nicaise in Reims, sheddinglight on tools of the trade, uses of geometry in architectural design, proportional relationships and the stature of medieval men along the way.


Nancy Wu architects’ tools geometry in medieval architecture Hugues Libergier medieval effigies 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Education, The Cloisters MuseumNew YorkUSA

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