Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Perspective of the Regular Solids

Wenzel Jamnitzer (b. Vienna, 1508 d. Nuremberg, 1585) was a goldsmith, designer, printmaker and inventor of scientific instruments. In 1568 he published the Perspective of the Regular Solids (Perspectiva Corporum Regularium) a compilation of fantastic geometric etchings based on the five regular solids from Plato’s Timaeus and Euclid’s Elements.

The popularity of Perspective of the Regular Solids inspired artists from the Northern Renaissance of 16th Century Germany to employ new perspective methods creating imaginative geometric forms of their own.

These images were sourced from the excellent BibliOdyssey.

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