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Andersen, Kirsti

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Works: 125 works in 180 publications in 3 languages and 1,227 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Terminology  Observations  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 )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 784 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 198 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
Patterns of change linguistic innovations in the development of classical mathematics by Ladislav Kvasz ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book offers a reconstruction of linguistic innovations in the history of mathematics; innovations which changed the ways in which mathematics was clone, understood and philosophically interpreted. It argues that there are at least three ways in which the language of mathematics has been changed throughout its history, thus determining the lines of development that mathematics has followed." "The book offers tools of analysis by means of which scholars and students of the history and philosophy of mathematics can attain better understanding of the various changes, which the subject of their study underwent in the course of history. The book brings also important insights for mathematics education connecting growth of language with the development of mathematical thought."--Jacket
The moon that wasn't the saga of Venus' spurious satellite by Helge Kragh ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First spotted in 1645, the non-existing moon was observed more than a dozen times until late eighteenth century. Although few astronomers believed in the existence of the moon after about 1770, it continued to attract attention for another century. This book details the history of one of astronomy's many spurious objects, the satellite of Venus
The world as a mathematical game John von Neumann and twentieth century science by Giorgio Israel ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comprehensive scientific and intellectual biography of John von Neumann, a man who perhaps more than any other is representative of twentieth century science
Nogle kapitler af matematikkens historie ( Book )
7 editions published in 1979 in Danish and held by 10 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
Hypnose und Suggestion 14 Unterrichtsbriefe zum Selbststudium. Ein Lehrgang durch d. Gebiet d. Hypnotismus by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
5 editions published between 1931 and 1960 in German and held by 5 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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visuel mind mapping by Kirsten Andersen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Danish and held by 4 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
Geometrien bag perspektivet by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Konstruktionslære by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in Danish 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
Om regning på lykkespil by Christiaan Huygens ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Piero's place in the history of descriptive geometry by Kirsti Andersen ( )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse af de uendeligt små størrelser til forståelse af kurver : uddrag af Analyse des infiniment petits pour l'intelligence des lignes courbes by Guillaume-François-Antoine de L'Hospital ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The problem of scaling and choosing parameters in perspective construction, particulary in the one by Alberti by Kirsti Andersen ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Løjtnant Lauritz Hundevad by Kirsti Andersen ( Book )
2 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Andersen.
Andersen, K.
Pedersen, Kirsti 1941-
Languages
English (35)
Danish (23)
German (5)
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