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Theories of vision from al-Kindi to Kepler

Author: David C Lindberg
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1981, ©1976.
Series: The University of Chicago history of science and medicine series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David C Lindberg
ISBN: 0226482359 9780226482354
OCLC Number: 13151646
Description: xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1: The Background: Ancient Theories of Vision --
2: Al Kindi's Critique of Euclid's Theory of Vision --
3: Galenists and Aristotelians in Islam --
4: Alhazen and the New Intromission Theory of Vision --
5: The Origins of Optics in the West --
6: The Optical Synthesis of the Thirteenth Century --
7: Visual Theory in the Later Middle Ages --
8: Artists and Anatomists of the Renaissance --
9: Johannes Kepler and the Theory of the Retinal Image --
Appendix: The Translation of Optical Works from Greek and Arabic into Latin.
Series Title: The University of Chicago history of science and medicine series
Responsibility: David C. Lindberg.

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