Looking for an examination copy?
This title is not currently available for examination. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
The French mathematician and engineer Gérard Desargues (1591–1661) was one of the founders of projective geometry. Desargues' theorem is named in the honour of this prolific writer of treatises on geometry and its application to the arts and architecture. His important writings, which had been lost, were published in 1864 by the mathematician and scientific historian Noël-Germinal Poudra (1794–1894). Poudra's two-volume edition, republished here, reveals the major role played by Desargues in the scientific debates of the seventeenth century. It includes a biography of Desargues, in which Poudra discusses his role as architect, as well as his influence on famous scientists of his time including Pascal and Descartes. Volume 1 contains the majority of Desargues' treatises, including 'Perspective' (1636), followed by an analysis by Poudra, and the 'Traité des Coniques' (1639), with a lexicon of the scientific terms used.
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: November 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108032575
- length: 546 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 31 mm
- weight: 0.69kg
- contains: 26 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Biographie de Desargues
Perspective de 1636
Traité des Coniques
Coupe des pierres, perspective, gnomonique
Gnomonique, manière de poser le style
Recueil de propositions diverses
Proposition fondamentale de la pratique de la perspective
Autre fondement, du fort et du faible
Fondement du compas optique
1re proposition géométrique
2e proposition géométrique
3e proposition géométrique
Perspective adressée aux théoriciens
1re reconnaissance de Desargues placée en tète de la coupe des pierres de Bosse 1643
2e reconnaissance, placée en tète de la Gnomonique de Bosse
3e reconnaissance, placée en tète de la Perspective de Bosse
Extraits de divers écrits et affiches.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×
Are you sure you want to delete your account?
This cannot be undone.
Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.
If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.×