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In this captivating study, an influential scholar-artist offers timeless advice on shape, form, and composition for artists in any medium. Irma Richter illuminates the connections between art and science by surveying works of art from classical antiquity through the Modernist era. Richter shows the conscious and unconscious ways artists animated their works with geometric principles in an attempt to reconcile the realms of form and design.

This book presents a simple method that can be employed for every kind of designand#151;a method that underlies some of the greatest paintings of the Renaissance and was used by the architect of the Parthenon and the craftsmen of ancient Egypt. With research that leads to Florence, Chartres, Athens, and up the Nile Valley, the author surveys the geometric scheme behind the works of art of the past. Seventy-two images help illustrate the philosophical and religious significance connected with the artistic proportioning of space.

Synopsis:

In this captivating study, an influential scholar-artist offers timeless advice on shape, form, and composition for artists in any medium. Richter illuminates the connections between art and science by surveying works of art from classical antiquity through the Modernist era, illustrating how artists animate their works with geometric principles. 38 figures. 34 plates.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

and#160; a. Architecture, Sculpture and Painting

and#160; b. Painting and Music

and#160; c. Proportion in Space

II. Pythagoras

III. Greek Art and Mathematics

IV. Mathematical Definitions

and#160; a. Geometric Proportion

and#160; b. Divine Proportion

and#160; c. Geometric Progression

and#160; d. Table of Arithmetic Values

and#160; e. Pentagon and Decagon

V. Rhythmic Division of Space in Art

VI. Timand#230;us

and#160; a. Creation by Geometry

and#160; b. The Timand#230;us in Christian Cosmology

and#160; c. Plato and the Renaissance

VII. Egypt

and#160; a. Tombstone of an Egyptian King

and#160; b. Pectoral of Senusert II

VIII. The Greek Vase

and#160; a. Vase Forms

and#160; b. Vase Painting

IX. A Greek Relief

X. The Parthenon

and#160; a. The Euthynteria

and#160; b. The Stylobate

and#160; c. The Doric Order

and#160; d. The Peristyle

and#160; e. The Capital

and#160; f. The Faand#231;ade

and#160; g. The Metope

and#160; h. The Cella

and#160; i. The Naos

and#160;and#160;and#160; Appendix

XI. The Middle Ages

and#160; a. Chartres

and#160; b. Aureoles and Nimbi

and#160; c. Dante's Zones of Heaven

XII. Italian Painting

and#160; a. The Origin

and#160; b. The Quattrocento

and#160; c. The Cinquecento

and#160; d. Venice

XIII. Some Masterpieces of other Schools

and#160; Dand#252;rer, El Greco, Poussin, Fragonard, Hogarth, Cand#233;zanne

XIV. A Retrospect

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486443799
Author:
Richter, Irma A.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Composition (art)
Subject:
Proportion (art)
Subject:
Techniques - General
Subject:
Art-Miscellaneous Techniques
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Fine Art, History of Art
Publication Date:
20051017
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
38 figs., 34 plates
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 1.21 lb

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In this captivating study, an influential scholar-artist offers timeless advice on shape, form, and composition for artists in any medium. Richter illuminates the connections between art and science by surveying works of art from classical antiquity through the Modernist era, illustrating how artists animate their works with geometric principles. 38 figures. 34 plates.
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