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Andersen, Kirsti

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Works: 40 works in 85 publications in 4 languages and 1,075 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QA515, 701.8201516
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Most widely held works by Kirsti Andersen
The geometry of an art : the history of the mathematical theory of perspective from Alberti to Monge by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This monograph is primarily concerned with describing the development of the geometry behind perspective, as well as how emerging insights within the mathematical theory of perspective influenced the way the discipline was presented in textbooks between the years 1435-1800. In order to shed light on these themes, the author has chosen to focus on a number of key questions, including: How did geometrical constructions of perspective images evolve, and how were they understood mathematically? How did geometrical constructions give rise to a mathematical theory of perspective? Was there any interplay between the developments of the mathematical theory of perspective and other branches of geometry? How did mathematicians and the practitioners of perspective interact?"--P. [4] of cover
Brook Taylor's work on linear perspective : a study of Taylor's role in the history of perspective geometry ; including facsimiles of Taylor's two books on perspective by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aim of this book is to make accessible the two important but rare works of Brook Taylor and to describe his role in the history of linear perspective. Taylor's works, Linear Perspective and New Principles on Linear Perspective, are among the most important sources in the history of the theory of perspective. This text focuses on two aspects of this history. The first is the development, starting in the beginning of the 17th century, of a mathematical theory of perspective where gifted mathematicians used their creativity to solve basic problems of perspective and simultaneously were inspired to consider more general problems in the projective geometry. Taylor was one of the key figures in this development. The second aspect concerns the problem of transmitting the knowledge gained by mathematicians to the practitioners. Although Taylor's books were mathematical rather than challenging, he was the first mathematician to succeed in making the practitioners interested in teaching the theoretical foundation of perspective. He became so important in the development that he was named "the father of modern perspective" in England. The English school of Taylor followers contained among others the painter John Kirby and Joseph Highmore and the scientist Joseph Priestley. After its translation to Italian and French in the 1750s, Taylor's work became popular on the continent
Nogle kapitler af matematikkens historie ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in Danish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse af de uendeligt små størrelser til forståelse af kurver by Guillaume-François-Antoine de L'Hospital ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in Danish and French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometrien bag perspektivet by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in Danish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hvor kommer vektorerne fra? by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in Danish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Træk af den matematiske analyses historie : en antologi af kilder og sekundær litteratur ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the analytical representation of direction : an attempt applied chiefly to solving plane and spherical polygons, 1797 by Caspar Wessel ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cavalieri's method of indivisibles by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hvor kommer vektorerne fra? by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World directory of historians of mathematics ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geschichte der Algebra : eine Einführung by Eine Einführung ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The geometry of an art the history of the mathematical theory of perspective from Alberti to Monge by Kirsti Andersen ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synspyramider og forsvindingspunkter : Træk af historien om geometri og perspektivlære by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om regning på lykkespil by Christiaan Huygens ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Synspyramider & forsvindingspunkter : træk af historien om geometri og perspektivlære by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brook Taylor's role in the history of linear perspective by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kort kommenteret bogliste til matematikkens historie by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stevin's theory of perspective : the origin of a Dutch academic approach to perspective by Kirsti Andersen ( )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Andersen.
Andersen, K.
Pedersen, Kirsti, 1941-
Languages
English (35)
Danish (23)
German (2)
French (1)
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