The Art and Science of Depiction -- Frédo Durand

Denotation system

Wednesday, May 2. 2001


Denotation system and dimensionality. How scene primitives are mapped into picture primitives (regions, lines, points). Difference between marks and primitives. Line drawing of polyhedral and smooth objects: classification of edges and junctions. Catalogue of different edges in real scenes.

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
Art and Representation, New Principles in the Analysis of Pictures, John Willats, Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN:0691087377, 1997
Principles of Art History; The Problem of the Development of Style in Later Art, Heinrich, WOlfflin, Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486202763, 1916
Drawing, Daniel Mendelowitz, Stanford University Press, 1980 (or any of his books that are unfortunately out of print)
Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters, Robert Beverly Hale, Watson-Guptill Pubns; ISBN: 0823014010, 1989
Solid Shape,
Jan J. Koenderink, MIT Press; ISBN: 026211139X, 1990

Related links
A Morphable Model for the Synthesis of 3D Faces