The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat

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In this pathbreaking and richly illustrated book, Martin Kemp examines the major optically oriented examples of artistic theory and practice from Brunelleschi's invention of perspective and its exploitation by Leonardo and Durer to the beginnings of photography. In a discussion of color theory, Kemp traces two main traditions of color science: the Aristotelian tradition of primary colors and Newton's prismatic theory that influenced Runge, Turner, and Seurat. His monumental book not only adds to our understanding of a large ...

The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat 1992, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300052411

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The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat 1990, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300043372

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