Tycho's Talisman: Astrological Magic in the Design of Uraniborg in: Early Science and Medicine Volume 16 Issue 2 (2011)

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.