The book presents excerpts from the vast theoretical works of Albrecht Dürer, great German artist and scientist. The present volume is based on three original printed Treatises and additional notes made by the author that talk—among other things—on painting, proportions, the science of measurement and geometric construction, as well as on city fortification engineering.
The original Dürer’s works are quiet extensive, highly specialized and are rich in repetition. It was our goal to compose a book which would give you a good idea of Dürer’s view on art, as well as the original work structure, lingo, and the full range of questions addressed.
Text is in accordance with the 1957 academic edition.