The Art and Science of Depiction -- Frédo Durand

Non-linear Drawing systems

Monday, April 30. 2001


Non-linear drawing systems, that is, drawing systems where some lines in 3D space are not projected onto lines in the image. Quasi-linear systems, curved projection, fold-out, topological drawing, multiple viewpoint images.

Slides of the lecture

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Assignments for Monday May 7

Solso's Cognition and the Visual Arts should be finished now


Further Reading
The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat, Martin Kemp, Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300052413, 1992
The Poetics of Perspective, James Elkins, Cornell Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801483794, 1996
Eyewitness: Perspective, Alison Cole, DK Publishing; ISBN: 0789455854, 2000
Art and Representation, New Principles in the Analysis of Pictures
, John Willats, Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN:0691087377, 1997
Optics, Painting and Photography, Maurice Henri Leonard Pirenne, Cambridge Univ Pr., 1970
Leonardo on Painting : An Anthology of Writings by Leonardo Da Vinci With a Selection of Documents Relating to His Career As an Artist, Martin Kemp , Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300045093, 1989
On Painting, Leon Battista Alberti, Penguin USA; ISBN: 0140433317, reprint, 1991.
Perspective As Symbolic Form, Erwin Panofsky, Zone Books; ISBN: 0942299531, 1927.

Related links

Munch exhibition at BC

The Green Flash