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This highly stimulating study observes many of the sometimes startling interrelationships between art and mathematics throughout history. It explains the differences between ancient and Renaissance painting and sculpture as well as the development of perspective and advances in projective geometry achieved by Nicholas of Cusa, Kepler, and Desargues.

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A highly stimulating study of the sometimes startling interrelationships between art and mathematics throughout history, as observed by the ancient Greeks, Renaissance theorists, artists such as Albrecht Dürer, and many others.

Synopsis:

This highly stimulating study observes many historical interrelationships between art and mathematics. It explores ancient and Renaissance painting and sculpture, the development of perspective, and advances in projective geometry.

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. EYE AND HAND

II. GREEK ART

III. GREEK GEOMETRY

IV. FROM THE GREEKS TO THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY

V. ALBERTI

VI. FIFTEENTH AND SIXTEENTH CENTURY PERSPECTIVE

VII. CUSANUS AND KEPLER

VIII. DESARGUES AND PASCAL

IX. "THE GREEKS AGAIN, AND WHAT THEY MISSED"

X. THE SYNCHRONISM BETWEEN GEOMETRICAL AND OTHER IDEAS

CONCLUSION

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486209418
Author:
Ivins, William M., Jr.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Ivins, William Mills, Jr.
Author:
Ivins, William M.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Geometry
Subject:
Physiology
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
Art, greek
Subject:
Greek art
Subject:
Greek geometry
Subject:
Alberti
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art/Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19640631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.31 lb

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