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The Resource The science of art : optical themes in western art from Brunelleschi to Seurat, Martin Kemp

The science of art : optical themes in western art from Brunelleschi to Seurat, Martin Kemp

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The science of art : optical themes in western art from Brunelleschi to Seurat
Title
The science of art
Title remainder
optical themes in western art from Brunelleschi to Seurat
Statement of responsibility
Martin Kemp
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For almost five hundred years the central goal of European painting was the imitation of nature. Many artist and theorists, believing that imitation must be based on scientific principles, found inspiration or guidance in two branches of optics--the geometrical science of perspective and the physical science of colour. In this pathbreaking and highly illustrated book Martin Kemp examines the major optically orientated examples of artistic theory and practice from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kemp, Martin
Dewey number
750/.1/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1475
LC item number
.K46 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Painting
  • Composition (Art)
  • Perspective
  • Color in art
  • Nature (Aesthetics)
  • Seurat, Georges
  • Composition (Art)
  • Perspective
  • Couleur dans l'art
  • Nature (Esthétique)
  • Peinture
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Perspectief
  • Kleuren
  • Barwy
  • Perspektive
  • Kunst
  • Maltechnik
  • Farbenlehre
  • Malerei
  • Optik
  • Wissenschaftsentwicklung
Label
The science of art : optical themes in western art from Brunelleschi to Seurat, Martin Kemp
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 346-364)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
INTRODUCTION ---- PART I: LINES OF SIGHT. Introduction to Part I --- 1. Perspective from Brunelleschi to Leonardo --- 2. Perspective from Dürer to Galileo --- 3. Perspective from Rubens to Turner ---- PART II: MACHINE AND MIND. Introduction to Part II --- 4. Machines and marvels --- 5. Seeing, knowing and creating ---- PART III: THE COLOUR OF LIGHT. Introduction to Part III --- 6. The Aristotelian legacy --- 7. Newton and after --- Colour plates --- Coda ---- APPENDIX I. EXPLANATION OF LINEAR PERSPECTIVE --- APPENDIX II. BRUNELLESCHI'S DEMONSTRATION PANELS
Control code
18832748
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
viii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780300043372
Lccn
88033767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1277395
  • (OCoLC)18832748
Label
The science of art : optical themes in western art from Brunelleschi to Seurat, Martin Kemp
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 346-364)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
INTRODUCTION ---- PART I: LINES OF SIGHT. Introduction to Part I --- 1. Perspective from Brunelleschi to Leonardo --- 2. Perspective from Dürer to Galileo --- 3. Perspective from Rubens to Turner ---- PART II: MACHINE AND MIND. Introduction to Part II --- 4. Machines and marvels --- 5. Seeing, knowing and creating ---- PART III: THE COLOUR OF LIGHT. Introduction to Part III --- 6. The Aristotelian legacy --- 7. Newton and after --- Colour plates --- Coda ---- APPENDIX I. EXPLANATION OF LINEAR PERSPECTIVE --- APPENDIX II. BRUNELLESCHI'S DEMONSTRATION PANELS
Control code
18832748
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
viii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780300043372
Lccn
88033767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1277395
  • (OCoLC)18832748

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