The art of technology or the technology of art: Piero della Francesca's new geometric perspective in 100 illustrations

De Prospectiva Pingendi

Italy — 1472–1475

De Prospectiva Pingendi

De Prospectiva Pingendi

Italy — 1472–1475

  1. Piero della Francesca, a renowned Italian artist, established a new basis for geometric perspective

  2. The reader is gradually introduced to the technique through a series of increasingly difficult problems

  3. 100 illustrations are accompanied by questions and answers in the beautiful and instructive manuscript

De Prospectiva Pingendi

Alternative Titles:
  • On the Perspective for Painting
  • De la perspective en peinture
  • Della prospettiva del dipingere
  • Über die Perspektive in der Malerei
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
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  1. Short Description
  2. Codicology
Short Description

De prospectiva pingendi by Piero della Francesca, a renowned artist born in Sansepolcro, is a late 15th century manuscript in which the bases of a new geometric perspective for the Renaissance are outlined and illustrated in a truly masterful hand.

De Prospectiva Pingendi

In the treatise De prospectiva pingendi, very likely written between 1472 and 1475, a number of perspective reduction problems are proposed by Piero della Francesca, from the simplest to the more complex, conceived so as to introduce the new technique gradually through practical demonstrations. The artist, by means of geometrical drawings and illustrations, inserts a number of questions and replies with regard to the construction of the perspective. The precious facsimile, made by Aboca Museum Editions, reproduces the treatise stored in the Panizzi Library in Reggio Emilia with all the majesty of its noble binding and the one-hundred drawings by Piero, elements that undoubtedly give extra value to this work of remarkable historical, artistic, and scientific importance.

Codicology
Alternative Titles
On the Perspective for Painting
De la perspective en peinture
Della prospettiva del dipingere
Über die Perspektive in der Malerei
Origin
Italy
Date
1472–1475
Language
Illustrations
100 drawings
Artist / School
De Prospectiva Pingendi (Special Collections Edition)

De Prospectiva Pingendi

Ionic Columns

The Ionic is the second chronologically of the classical orders of architecture and is also the stylistic middle point between the relatively austere Doric and elaborate Corinthian orders. It is identifiable by the prominent volutes of its capital and has the narrowest columns of the classical orders.

The perspectival considerations when drawing an Ionic column are artfully illustrated here by the masterful hand of Piero della Francesca. The volutes are first presented in a simple side view, then from above in a far more complex drawing accounting for the curves of the various sides because although they were originally flat, they had to be angled to make them appear more even from various angles.

2 available facsimile edition(s) of „De Prospectiva Pingendi“

De Prospectiva Pingendi (Special Collections Edition) Facsimile

De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
De Prospectiva Pingendi – Ms. Regg. A 41/2 – Biblioteca Panizzi (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
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De Prospectiva Pingendi (Special Collections Edition) Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Aboca Museum – Sansepolcro, 2008
Limited Edition
999 copies
Binding
Seasoned beechwood boards and brass clasps with a spine made from sheep leather Presented with the commentary volume in an embossed black canvas case
Commentary
1 volume (270 pages) by Massimo Mussini and Luigi Grasselli
Languages: English, Italian
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De Prospectiva Pingendi (Circulating Stacks Edition) Facsimile

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De Prospectiva Pingendi (Circulating Stacks Edition) Facsimile

1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size)
Publisher
Aboca Museum – Sansepolcro, 2008
Limited Edition
not limited
Binding
Paperboards covered with canvas Housed with the commentary volume in a black leather slip case with gold embossing
Commentary
1 volume (270 pages) by Massimo Mussini and Luigi Grasselli
Languages: English, Italian
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Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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