Kemp (Martin), born 1942

Geometrical perspective from Brunelleschi to Desargues : a pictorial means or an intellectual end? (Annual lecture on aspects of art, Henriette Hertz Trust of the British Academy, 15 February 1984)

Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1985
(25 cm), (2), pp.89-132 pp., xiii p. of plates. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “Surveys the major 15th-16th c. treatises on perspective by both artists and scientists in an attempt to show how perspective theory, central to the visual arts in the 15th c., became absorbed by ca. 1600 into the domain of professional mathematics as an abstract, deductive science lying outside the competence and interests of artists” (RILA abstract). Offprint from Proceedings of the British Academy, volume 70 (1984). ¶ Wrappers sunned, rubbed; otherwise a very good, unmarked copy.


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