Oblique Drawing: A History of Anti-Perspective (Writing Architecture) Hardcover – 6 Nov 2012
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...[A]n excellent resource for artists, architects, and historians. And, finally, what Oblique Perspective does achieve is to underscore the need for a more comprehensive study, or perhaps even many studies. -- Nancy Goldring Architect's Newspaper An erudite and excellently illustrated book. Arquitectura Viva
About the Author
Massimo Scolari is a prominent architectural historian. He is also an editor, designer, artist, and pilot. He has taught at the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV), Cornell University, Cooper Union, Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS), Technische Universitat Vienna, Harvard University, and Yale University. James S. Ackerman, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus at Harvard University, is the author of books on Michelangelo's architecture, Palladio, and the villa. He is the winner of the Balzan Prize 2001 in the category of history of architecture, which includes town planning and landscape design presented by the International Balzan Foundation.
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Both approaches in their purist form are systems. There are many examples in the book where these approaches are unclearly combined ( roman painting, early Italian perspective- Giotto for one)
An interesting book. I would have given this book 5 stars for textual content, however the illustrations are too small for most of this book. The book production/Design values are off the mark. It ignores the aesthetic importance of illustrating with prints and art on this subject!!. You can mostly make out the connection being made in the text but I want to see the prints as clearly as the diagrammatic illustrations! Also besides the scale of the plates being small they are of low photographic quality in many if not all cases. I don't get it, this book would be 200% better with larger and higher quality plates.