Florence and Baghdad: Renaissance Art and Arab Science

Florence and Baghdad: Renaissance Art and Arab Science

by Hans Belting
     
 

The theory of perspective, which allowed Florentine artists to depict the world from a spectator’s point of view, originated in Baghdad with an eleventh-century mathematician. Using the metaphor of the mutual gaze, Belting narrates the encounter between science and art, Arab Baghdad and Renaissance Florence, that revolutionized Western culture.See more details below

Overview

The theory of perspective, which allowed Florentine artists to depict the world from a spectator’s point of view, originated in Baghdad with an eleventh-century mathematician. Using the metaphor of the mutual gaze, Belting narrates the encounter between science and art, Arab Baghdad and Renaissance Florence, that revolutionized Western culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674050044
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Edition description:
Translatio
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
908,137
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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