Of the Just Shaping of Letters from the Applied Geometry of Albrecht Durer, Book III [Illustrated]

Of the Just Shaping of Letters from the Applied Geometry of Albrecht Durer, Book III [Illustrated]

by Albrecht Durer, R. T. Nichol

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Now, since architects, painters & others at times are wont to set an inscription on lofty walls, it will make for the merit of the work that they form the letters correctly. Accordingly I am minded here to treat briefly of this. And first I will give rules for a Latin Alphabet, and then for one of our common Text: since it is of these two sorts of letters we customarily make use in such work; and first, for the Roman letters: Draw for each a square of uniform size, in which the letter is to be contained. But when you draw in it the heavier limb of the letter, make this of the width of a tenth part of the square, and the lighter a third as wide as the heavier: and follow this rule for all letters of the Alphabet.N


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BN ID: 2940013126114
Publisher: VolumesOfValue
Publication date: 08/17/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

"ALBRECHT DÜRER (1471 – 1528) was a German painter, printmaker, engraver, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His prints established his reputation across Europe when he was still in his twenties, and he has been conventionally regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance ever since. His vast body of work includes altarpieces and religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits, and copper engravings. His woodcuts, such as the Apocalypse series (1498), retain a more Gothic flavour than the rest of his work. His well-known works include the Knight, Death, and the Devil (1513), Saint Jerome in his Study (1514) and Melencolia I (1514), which has been the subject of extensive analysis and interpretation. His watercolours mark him as one of the first European landscape artists, while his ambitious woodcuts revolutionized the potential of that medium." -- Wikipeda

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