Lecture 5. Perspectives on Perspective

This lecture traces the history of the development of perspectival representation and its spread. It initially focuses on Italy and follows the spread of perspective to China. This includes the missionary Matteo Ricci, the artists Castilione, the priest Giovanni Gheradini, the production of the first Chinese book on western perspective Shixue by Nian Xiyao. It also looks at the spread of perspective from China to Korea and Japan.

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