Studies in Perspective (Dover Architecture)

Studies in Perspective (Dover Architecture)


When the Renaissance reached Northern Europe, Jan Vredeman de Vries (1527–1604) ranked between its so much influential advocates. His books of architectural engravings opened new avenues of invention, reflecting the era's creative crosscurrents. Their mix of Northern and Southern components varieties a strong expression of sixteenth-century Netherlands tradition and constitutes a brand new kind that unfold all through Germany, Scandinavia, and the British Isles.
This publication, the final and maximum of Vredeman's works, perpetuated not just the Renaissance curiosity in viewpoint but additionally the real paintings performed by way of Dürer, from whom Vredeman bought a lot of his wisdom. those engravings comprise exteriors of architectural constructions, Gothic interiors, gardens, medieval townscapes, and perspectives into domes or vaults and down many-tiered stairwells. greater than 70 plates provide a fascinating collection for any paintings lover.

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