The treatise on perspective : published and unpublished (Papers presented at the first Kress-Murphy Symposium held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 7-8 November 1997: CASVA Symposium Papers, 36; Studies in the history of art, 59) View larger
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Massey (Lyle), editor

The treatise on perspective : published and unpublished (Papers presented at the first Kress-Murphy Symposium held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 7-8 November 1997: CASVA Symposium Papers, 36; Studies in the history of art, 59)

Washington, DC, National Gallery of Art, [2003]
(29 cm), 376 pp., 226 illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - Essays by Claire Farago (How Leonardo da Vinci’s editors organized his Treatise on painting and how Leonardo would have done it differently), Hubert Damisch (A tale of two sides: Poussin between Leonardo and Desargues), J.V. Field (Piero della Francesca’s perspective treatise), Janis C. Bell (Zaccolini’s unpublished perspective treatise: why should we care?), Miles L. Chappell (Cigoli’s Prospettiva pratica: unpublished but not unknown), Francesca Fiorani (Danti edits Vignola: the formation of a modern classic on perspective), Lyle Massey (Configuring spatial ambiguity: picturing the distance point from Alberti to anamorphosis), Jean Dhombres (Shadows of a circle, or, What is there to be seen?: some figurative discourses in the mathematical sciences during the seventeenth century), Daniela Lamberini (Machines in perspective: technical drawings in unpublished treatises and notebooks of the Italian Renaissance), Christopher S. Wood (The perspective treatise in ruins: Lorenz Stoer, Geometria et perspectiva, 1567), Margaret Daly Davis (Perspective, Vitruvius, and the reconstruction of ancient architecture: the role of Piero della Francesca’s De prospectiva pingendi), Myra Nan Rosenfeld (From Bologna to Venice and Paris: the evolution and publication of Sebastiano Serlio’s Books I and II, On geometry and On perspective, for architects), Christy Anderson (The secrets of vision in Renaissance England), Rocco Sinisgalli (Leonardo’s conical sections).

Offered with The Geometry of seeing : Perspective and the dawn of virtual space (handlist for an exhibition at The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 16 April-7 July 2002). Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Trust, 2002. (15 × 19 cm), [6] pp., colour illustrations. 48 catalogue entries. Publisher’s pictorial self-wrappers. ¶ Very good, unmarked copies.

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