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Title: The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective
Url: http://www.mcm.edu/academic/galileo/ars/arshtml/arstoc.html
Creator: Dauben, Joseph Warren, 1944-.
Publisher: McMurry University
Description: Modern astronomy, physics and engineering would not be the same without the contributions of Galileo, Da Vinci, and other Renaissance figures, and this site pays tribute to science in the context of Renaissance art and society. Prof. Joseph W. Dauben, who teaches history of science at the City University of New York, oversees this page, "The Art of Renaissance Science: Galileo and Perspective," based on his video of the same title. An illustrated biography, summary of the scientific discoveries of Galileo, and details of his surveillance by the Inquisition are presented. Another highlight of the site is an illustrated discussion of mathematics, perspective, and illustration of the human form in fifteenth century art. Architect Brunelleschi, artists Massachio and Piero della Francesca, and Leonardo Da Vinci are among those discussed. The "Galileo and the Mathematics of Motion" section includes animations of his inclined plane and projectile motion experiments (.mpeg), along with the associated mathematical equations. Under "Applications of Perspective in Renaissance Art," a video clip allows readers to fade from an architectural drawing to a modern photograph of a church interior in order to investigate the accuracy of perspective (.mpeg). Some of the sections contain links to related pages on the history of science from the Vatican's website. Although this Website is not new, it is a valuable resource allowing science students to appreciate the history of their field and its relation to the arts.
LC Classification: Fine arts -- Architecture -- History
Fine arts -- Visual arts -- Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts -- Special topics -- Art in relation to other subjects, A-Z -- Science
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion -- Philosophy (General) -- Renaissance -- Individual philosophers -- C - Z -- Galileo (Galileo Galilei)
Science -- Astronomy -- Biography -- Individual, A-Z -- Galileo
Science -- Astronomy -- History
Science -- Astronomy -- History -- Ancient
Science -- Human anatomy -- History
GEM Subject: Science
Arts -- Visual arts
Arts -- History
Science -- History
Arts -- Informal education
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Science Materials
Text (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Scout Archives
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