De la medida

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Ediciones AKAL, 2000 - Art - 391 pages
A medio camino entre la erudición y la práctica, el libro del gran pintor alemán del Renacimiento Alberto Durero enseña el modo de construir correctamente distintos tipos de líneas, planos y cuerpos geométricos que luego el artista lo podrá utilizar en sus obras. Además de los contenidos de índole puramente matemática, tienen especial importancia los apartados que dedica a la arquitectura –configuración de columnas, capiteles- y la pintura, con una exposición de las leyes de la perspectiva.
 

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Contents

Prólogo
7
Albertus Durerus Noricus
15
El geómetra
29
El libro génesis y materialidad
35
El Underweysung der messung
41
Una geometría en el cruce de tradiciones prácticas sabias y artísticas
49
Durero y las tradiciones sabias
59
El encuentro con los teóricos del Renacimiento italiano
85
Conclusión
117
Nota sobre la traducción española
125
Libro I
136
Espirales y hélices I 6 Construcción de una espiral por yuxtaposición de semicírculos cuyos radios
152
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

Albrecht Durer was the commanding figure of the German Renaissance. Born in Nuremburg, the son of a goldsmith, he was apprenticed at age 15 to a painter and printmaker, from whom he learned the precision of detail that is one of the hallmarks of his great art, both in his woodcuts and in his drawings (The Hare is a famous example). As a young man, he traveled widely throughout Germany and also to Italy, where he was profoundly affected by the emerging art of the High Renaissance, of which he became the primary exponent in the North. He settled in Nuremburg, which he left in 1520 on a trip to the Netherlands, the diaries of which are among the most interesting documents in the history of art. Besides being a fine painter, Durer was one of the greatest graphic artists of all time. He left behind more than 350 woodcuts, 100 engravings, and approximately 900 drawings and watercolors. As a humanist artist of his time, he was also deeply concerned with art theory and wrote treatises on measurement, fortification, proportion, and on artistic theory itself.

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