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This survey traces the effects of geometry on artistic achievement and clearly discusses its importance to artists, scientists, architects, philosophers, and others. In addition to profiles of Vitruvius, Albrecht Durer, and Leonardo da Vinci, it includes a survey of projective geometry, mathematical curves, theories of perspective, architectural form, and concepts of space.

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Provocative look at the crucial importance of geometry in the development of Western aesthetics. 136 figures, 24 plates.

Synopsis:

This survey traces the effects of geometry on artistic achievement and clearly discusses its importance to artists and scientists. It also surveys projective geometry, mathematical curves, theories of perspective, architectural form, and concepts of space.

Table of Contents

List of Plates

Preface

Chapter 1 Vitruvius

Chapter 2 Albrecht Dürer

Chapter 3 Leonardo da Vinci

Chapter 4 Form in Architecture

Chapter 5 The Optics of Euclid

Chapter 6 Euclid's Elements of Geometry

Chapter 7 Cartesian and Projective Geometry

Chapter 8 Curves

Chapter 9 Space

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486244587
Author:
Pedoe, Dan
Author:
Pedoe, Daniel
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Geometry - General
Subject:
Geometry
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Projective geometry
Subject:
mathematical curves
Subject:
perspective theory
Subject:
p
Subject:
rojective geometry
Subject:
Mathematics-Geometry and Trigonometry
Subject:
Applied Sciences
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Mathematics
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.79 lb

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Provocative look at the crucial importance of geometry in the development of Western aesthetics. 136 figures, 24 plates.

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This survey traces the effects of geometry on artistic achievement and clearly discusses its importance to artists and scientists. It also surveys projective geometry, mathematical curves, theories of perspective, architectural form, and concepts of space.
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