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Piero Della Francesca : a mathematician's art

Author: Judith Veronica Field; Piero, della Francesca
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Piero della Francesca, one of the greatest painters of the fifteenth century, was also an accomplished mathematician. This book - the first combined study of Piero's work as a mathematician and as a painter - explores the connections between these two sides of his activity and thus enhances our understanding of both his paintings and his writings."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Piero, della Francesca; Piero, della Francesca; Piero, della Francesca; Piero, della Francesca.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Veronica Field; Piero, della Francesca
ISBN: 0300103425 9780300103427
OCLC Number: 54079913
Description: xi, 420 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The background --
Perspective --
Piero's early life and continuing ties --
A sense of space --
The force of lines: on perspective for painting --
Optics and illusionism --
But is it art? --
From Piero della Francesca to Galileo Galilei.
Responsibility: J.V. Field.
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"Piero della Francesca, one of the greatest painters of the fifteenth century, was also an accomplished mathematician. This book - the first combined study of Piero's work as a mathematician and as a painter - explores the connections between these two sides of his activity and thus enhances our understanding of both his paintings and his writings."--Jacket.

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Piero della Francesca was not only a great fifteenth-century painter but was also an accomplished mathematician. This book is the first full study of how these two activities were interrelated.

 
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