The Theory and Practice of Perspective

The Theory and Practice of Perspective

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"[...]upright square and the objects upon it as if they would fall off. No doubt the Greeks had correct notions of perspective, for the paintings on vases, and at Pompeii and Herculaneum, which were either by Greek artists or copied from Greek pictures, show some knowledge, though not complete knowledge, of this science. Indeed, it is difficult to conceive of any great artist making his perspective very wrong, for if he can draw the human figure as the Greeks did, surely he can draw an angle. The Japanese, who are great observers of nature, seem to have got at their perspective by copying what they saw, and, although they are not quite correct[...]."
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.62mm | 254.01g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507720955
  • 9781507720950