Posts on a book of the author’s choice focusing on the techniques used to communicate three-dimensional forms and on the relationship between text and image.
T3D_Book of the Week
The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book A furniture manual for the 18th century. Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening A master landscape architect reveals his secrets using a unique method of publishing. Mapping French Imperialism in Description de l’Égypte. A monumental collection of Egyptian archaeology. John Britton's The Union of Architecture, Sculpture and Painting Dissecting one of London’s most fascinating houses Sir Charles Bell’s The Anatomy and Philosophy of Expression A treatise addressed to artists by a distinguished anatomist Alfonso X’s Libro de los Juegos One of the most extensively illustrated books on medieval board and dice games Jean Dubreuil's The Practice of Perspective An Easy Method of Representing Natural Objects According to the Rules of Art Mark Catesby’s The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands An exemplary demonstration of British naturalism in the Age of Discovery George Cuvier’s Essay on the Theory of the Earth An exploration of nineteenth century geological illustrations Mattia Giegher’s Trattato delle piegature The alluring art of napkin folding Joseph Priestley’s The History and Present State of Discoveries Relating to Vision, Light, and Colours The world as perceived with our senses Roberto Valturio's De Re Militari One of the first illustrated editions John Blagrave’s Mathematical Jewel A new kind of astrolabe Francesco Colonna's Hypnerotomachia Poliphili A dream of love-struggle Johannes Stöffler’s Elucidatio fabricae ususque astrolabii A treatise on the design, construction and use of the astrolabe Ferdinando Galli Bibbiena’s Architettura Civile Representing the third dimension on a theatre set Brian May's Queen in 3-D A modern text with modern stereograms Helen Hiebert's Tangential An Artist’s Book The Dawn of Virtual Reality Nineteenth-Century Tunnel Books Johannes Schöner's Opera mathematica Combining rotating mechanisms with perspective drawings Donato Bertelli's Le vere imagini et descritioni delle più nobilli citta del mondo A glimpse of Venetian society’s underwear Vincenzo Scamozzi's L'idea della architettura universale Architectura est scientia Andrea Pozzo’s Perspectiva Pictorum et Architectorum A treatise on architectural illusions Ptolemy's Geography The earth’s curvature before the eyes and at the fingertips Leonardo da Vinci's Manuscript A 3D is “the Soul of Painting” De Negker's Anathomia The dawn of the lift-the-flap books Nasmyth & Carpenter's The Moon The moon as never seen before! Daniele Barbaro’s La pratica della perspettiva Another milestone along the way to Thinking 3D Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester How one of Leonardo’s notebooks inspired Thinking 3D