FROM P.Le Dubreuil, La Perspective pratique, Paris, 1642,
translated by E.Chambers, undated, c1730.
SOME DEFINITIONS AND PRINCIPLES OF PERSPECTIVE Definitions, Visual Rays
METHODS OF PUTTING PLANES IN PERSPECTIVE Geometric Figures, Pavements, Houses,
RULES FOR ELEVATIONS Geometric Figures, Architectural Spaces, Stories and
Layers, Views, Drums and Rounds.
MEASURES AND PROPORTIONS OF FIGURES Figure and Figures, groups and scatterings
for "Perspective Draughts, Paintings, and Relievos."
METHODS OF FINDING THE NATURAL SHADOWS Sun, Candle, Torch and Lamp
A PAGE IN DETAIL
Each section is further subdivided
and the image can be found to the right
of the text.
The page size is 19 x 24cms.
Dubreuil's La Perspective pratique , was first published
anonymously, and then fast became the definitive perspective book for
architects, artists and other interested parties. The English translation,
rich in plates and concise instruction, was given a new introduction by Mr.Hodgson.
According to Lawrence Wright ( Perspective in Perspective ,
RKP London 1983) the book remianed standard until the publication of Pozzo's
Perspectiva pictorum et architectorum in Rome in 1693 with
a London edition in 1707.
See also Martin Kemp, The Science of Art, Yale University
Press, New Haven, 1990.