Saenredam: The Art of Perspective


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In this book three issues are discussed which all concern the history of perspective and pertain to the work of the 17th-century artist Pieter Saenredam, best known for his paintings of church interiors. The book opens with an introduction on central perspective, followed by a discussion of the relationship between central perspective and freehand drawing, in which the concept of 'implicit curvilinear perspective' is introduced. In the next chapter Saenredam's construction technique is examined in detail. It explores, for ...

Saenredam: The Art of Perspective 1987, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9781556190155