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Jean DuBreuil, La perspective practique, 1642
Jean DuBreuil’s essay, published in 1642, combined the mathematician’s rational methodology and the architect’s graphical approach to produce a comprehensive explanation on “The Practice of Perspective”. Each double page included a written description on the rules of the construction of a space in the right and an engraving with the resulting image on the left.
The synopsis of the book included the following statement:
“The Practice of Perspective:
or, An Easy METHOD
Of Representing NATURAL OBJECTS
According to the Rules of ART.
Applied and Exemplified in all the Variety of Cases; as
LANDSKIPS, GARDENS, BUILDINGS OF divers Kinds,
Their Appendages, Parts, Furniture, &c.
With RULES for the proportions, Positions, &c. of FIGURES
Both in Draught and Relievo.
Also the Manner of conducting the Shadows by divers Luminaires: and Practical
Methods of Designing truly, without understanding any Rules at all.
A WORK highly necessary for
Engravers, Statuaries, Architects, Jewellers, Embroiderers, Tapestry-Workers,
and others concerned in Designing.”
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