Category Archives: Luca Pacioli and Double Entry

The 6 capitals: the cutting edge of accounting

Yes, accounting does have a cutting edge. Yesterday I was part of a round table discussion on the future of accounting organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. It was called ‘Sustainability & accounting’ and the proceedings will … Continue reading

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Gino Severini, Luca Pacioli’s De divina proportione, Pinocchio and the mathematics of art

Here’s the rest of the story of the Cubists and Luca Pacioli’s De divina proportion (‘Of the divine proportion’, 1509), his mystical treatise on maths, art and God illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci. As I said here on 12 March, … Continue reading

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In conversation about Double Entry with economist Professor Geoff Harcourt

This week I’m talking about Double Entry with economist Professor Geoff Harcourt – formerly of Cambridge University and currently a visiting professor at the University of New South Wales – who’s so fascinating that I’m posting the event details here. … Continue reading

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Thank you Dan Brown: Leonardo da Vinci, magic, chess, the Battle of Anghiari and lost things

Yesterday while I was waiting in Brisbane’s flash new ABC studios for Conversations with Richard Fidler (a Renaissance man and maths nerd with the voice of Paul Robeson), a headline drifted across a television screen: Florence art sleuths find lost … Continue reading

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The divine proportion, Luca Pacioli and Piero della Francesca: How a 400-year-old book inspired the Cubists of Paris

I’m heading to Brisbane tomorrow to talk about double entry on ABC radio’s Conversations with Richard Fidler, so once again I’m turning my mind to the man who started it all, Luca Pacioli. One of the many fascinating asides that … Continue reading

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Mathematics, art and God: The divine proportion of Luca Pacioli with drawings by Leonardo da Vinci

The mysterious powers of mathematics and its application to art were favourite subjects in the court of Milan when Luca Pacioli and Leonardo da Vinci were there in the late 1490s – and they were the subject of Luca Pacioli’s … Continue reading

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Double Entry 2012: North American + UK publication and Australian paperback

Happy new year to you all! I’m back from my travels and blogging again. I discover on my return that the conversation about women’s writing continues, with Jane Sullivan’s excellent piece – ‘A woman’s place’ – featured in the Age … Continue reading

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