The Geometry of an Art

Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
The History of the Mathematical Theory of Perspective from Alberti to Monge
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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 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.
This review of literature on perspective constructions from the Renaissance through the 18 th century covers 175 authors, emphasizing Peiro della Francesca, Guidobaldo del Monte, Simon Stevin, Brook Taylor, and Johann Heinrich. It treats such topics as the various methods of constructing perspective, the development of theories underlying the constructions, and the communication between mathematicians and artisans in these developments.
Autor: Kirsti Andersen
InhaltsangabeThe 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.
Autor: Kirsti Andersen
ISBN-13:: 9780387259611
ISBN: 0387259619
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.12.2006
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 1337g
Seiten: 814
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 242x162x48 mm, 600 illustrations