Albrecht Dürer: De Symmetria…Humanum Corporum and Underweysung der Messung

“It was Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci who (for the western world, at least), determined the proportions of the human physique and the dimension

“It was Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci who (for the western world, at least), determined the proportions of the human physique and the dimensions of the natural world that such a physique might inhabit. Dürer composed several illustrated works of artistic theory in his last years, the summation of a life devoted to the exact representation of natural objects. Instruction in Measurement (1525) dealt with the application of geometry to works of art, decorative and fine, covering a multitude of subjects to which mathematical analysis might be applied: cones, polygons, pyramids, letterforms, and above all, perspective. This Octavo Digital Facsimile reproduces the posthumous, but first complete, edition (1538), which includes additional woodcuts and corrections to the text derived from Dürer+s working copy.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
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