A Closer Look at Jamnitzer's Polyhedra

A. van den Broeke, Z.M. Ruttkay

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    Abstract

    The Renaissance artist Wentzel Jamnitzer designed series of intriguing polyhedra in perspective in his book “Perspectiva Corporum Regularium��?. In this paper we investigate the possible principles of the construction of the polyhedra and create 3D computer models of them. Comparing those to the originals, we get an idea of how successful he was in drawing the complex structures by imagination. Furthermore, we analyse Jamnitzer's use of linear perspective, an important key in creating such drawings.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationBRIDGES LEEUWARDEN Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture Conference Proceedings 2008
    EditorsR. Sarhangi, C. Sequin
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherTarquin Books
    Pages281-288
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9780966520194
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

    Publication series

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    Publishertarquin Books
    NumberDTR08-9
    ISSN (Print)1099-6702

    Keywords

    • EWI-13119
    • IR-64895
    • METIS-251102
    • CR-I.3.5

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    van den Broeke, A., & Ruttkay, Z. M. (2008). A Closer Look at Jamnitzer's Polyhedra. In R. Sarhangi, & C. Sequin (Eds.), BRIDGES LEEUWARDEN Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture Conference Proceedings 2008 (pp. 281-288). UK: Tarquin Books.