Underweysung der messung mit dem zirckel un richt scheyt
- Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)
- Printed by Hieronymus Andreae, called Formschneyder (German, 1525–1556)
- Overall: 11 x 8 5/16 x 15/16 in. (28 x 21.1 x 2.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The George Khuner Collection, Gift of Mrs. George Khuner, 1981
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Published toward the end of Dürer’s life, Treatise on Measurement (1525) was intended, as the artist declared in its introduction, "not only for painters, but also for goldsmiths, sculptors, stonemasons, carpenters, and all those for whom using measurement is useful." The treatise synthesized a number of classical and contemporary mathematical texts with the knowledge of geometry Dürer had accumulated over a lifetime of artistic practice, in order to train German artists in precision drawing and, by extension, precision thinking.