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The Geometry of an Art

The History of the Mathematical Theory of Perspective from Alberti to Monge

The Geometry of an Art by Jesper Lützen
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This book aims at giving a comprehensive review of literature on perspective constructions from the Renaissance to the end of the eighteenth century. Covering the work of some 175 authors, it treats the emergence of the various methods of constructing perspective, the development of the theories underlying the constructions, the communication between mathematicians and artisans in these developments, and the interactions between these theories and various subjects in mathematical geometry. The main protagonists are Peiro della Francesca, Guidobaldo del Monte, Simon Stevin, Brook Taylor, and Johann Heinrich Lambert. The book includes a comprehensive bibliography of books and manuscripts on perspective.
Springer; November 2008
844 pages; ISBN 9780387489469
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Title: The Geometry of an Art
Author: Jesper Lützen; J. Hogendijk
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