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.
|Title of host publication||BRIDGES LEEUWARDEN Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture Conference Proceedings 2008|
|Editors||R. Sarhangi, C. Sequin|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2008|
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.