The Geometry of an Art: The History of the Mathematical Theory of Perspective from Alberti to Monge / Edition 1
  • The Geometry of an Art: The History of the Mathematical Theory of Perspective from Alberti to Monge / Edition 1
  • The Geometry of an Art: The History of the Mathematical Theory of Perspective from Alberti to Monge / Edition 1

The Geometry of an Art: The History of the Mathematical Theory of Perspective from Alberti to Monge / Edition 1

by Kirsti Andersen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387259619

ISBN-13: 9780387259611

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Springer New York

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387259611
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
814
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

The Birth of Perspective.- Alberti and Piero della Francesca.- Leonardo da Vinci.- Italy in the Cinquecento.- North of the Alps Before 1600.- The Birth of the Mathematical Theory of Perspective Guidobaldo and Stevin.- The Dutch Development after Stevin.- Italy after Guidobaldo.- France and the Southern Netherlands after 1600.- Britain.- The German-Speaking Areas after 1600.- Lambert.- Monge Closing a Circle.- Summing Up.

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