Underweissung der Proportzion und stellung der possen

Designed by Erhard Schön German
Printed by Christoff Zell German
Bound by William Chatto

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As geometrical knowledge increasingly became understood as critical to the development of skills in measurement and representation, many German artists published instructional books that reflected their mastery of geometry and perspective. Collected, copied, traded, and circulated throughout European workshops, these popular books filled a gap in artisanal education by purporting to teach object makers to conceive and design complex forms in three dimensions.

Underweissung der Proportzion und stellung der possen, Designed by Erhard Schön (German, Nuremberg 1491–1542 Nuremberg), Woodcuts

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