I will quickly review the documented - in writing - use of geometry from its mention in Isaiah to James Gibbs ' note in his Book on Architecture.
I will not have time to discuss the implications, nor even the reasons there are so few written notations. Curious people can read my blog and refer to this list.
I should have included: The Bible, Isaiah,44, 13.
PRACTICAL GEOMETRY lecture for SAH Latrobe, Washington, DC, May 9, 2017
*Benjamin, Asher. The American Builder’s Companion, 6th edition, RP &C Williams, Boston, 1827
*Biddle, Owen. Young Carpenter’s Assistant, published by Benjamin Johnson, Philadelphia, 1805.
*Gibbs, James. Book on Architecture, London, 1728
Rules for Drawing the Several Parts of Architecture, printed by W. Bower for the author, London, 1732, ECCO print edition
Green, Bryan Clark. In Jefferson’s Shadow, the Architecture of Thomas R. Blackburn, Princeton University Press, NY, 2006
Harris, Leslie. Robert Adam and Kedleston, The National Trust, London, 1987.
Knight, Edward H. American Mechanical Dictionary, Vol I, II, III; J.B. Ford & Co. NY, 1874.
Nicholson, Peter. The Carpenter’s New Guide, 1793, London; 10th ed., Philadelphia, 1830.
*Palladio, Andreas. The 4 Books of Architecture, 1570, translated and published by Isaac Ware, London, 1738.
Serlio, Sebastian. On Architecture, Lyon, France 1530, translated into English, 1611, available on-line
* Shaw, Edward. The Modern Architect, Dayton & Wentworth, Boston, 1854
* Vitruvius, Marcus. The Ten Books on Architecture, c. 10 BCE, translated by Morris Hicky Morgan, Harvard University Press, 1914.
*Reprinted by Dover Publications, Inc., Mineola, NY
HABS drawings, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Denison Bingham Hull, Old First Church, Bennington, Vermont, c. 1935.
James Platteter, barn frame for Green Mountain Timber Frames, 2014
All others: Jane Griswold Radocchia
http://historicbuildinggeometry.uk/ and http://www.thegeometricaldesignworks.com/