Among the sciences involved in the theorization of descriptive geometry, the stereotomy played a prominent role. The knowledge of the theory of the surfaces of which bodies are made up, their plane sections, their intersections, the representation methods to control the design operations in the plane, is the core of stereotomic design. This makes the stereotomy the forerunner, in terms of theory and tools, of modern descriptive geometry. A seminal essay is the 1737-1739 Traité de stéréotomie by Amédée François Frézier. This work, published a few years before Monge’s Géométrie descriptive, summarize the descriptive geometry’s state-ofthe-art in that period. Notably in the first book, Frézier publishes an original study about the intersections between quadric surfaces and the projective-geometrical properties of the fourth-order curves derived from them.

Prodromes of descriptive geometry in the Traité de stéréotomie by Amédée François Frézier / Salvatore, Marta. - In: NEXUS NETWORK JOURNAL. - ISSN 1590-5896. - STAMPA. - 13:3(2011), pp. 671-699. [10.1007/s00004-011-0086-0]

Prodromes of descriptive geometry in the Traité de stéréotomie by Amédée François Frézier

SALVATORE, MARTA
2011

Abstract

Among the sciences involved in the theorization of descriptive geometry, the stereotomy played a prominent role. The knowledge of the theory of the surfaces of which bodies are made up, their plane sections, their intersections, the representation methods to control the design operations in the plane, is the core of stereotomic design. This makes the stereotomy the forerunner, in terms of theory and tools, of modern descriptive geometry. A seminal essay is the 1737-1739 Traité de stéréotomie by Amédée François Frézier. This work, published a few years before Monge’s Géométrie descriptive, summarize the descriptive geometry’s state-ofthe-art in that period. Notably in the first book, Frézier publishes an original study about the intersections between quadric surfaces and the projective-geometrical properties of the fourth-order curves derived from them.
2011
alexis claude clairaut; amédée françois frézier; circular sections; conic sections; curves of double curvature; descriptive geometry; girard desargues; masonry architecture; oblique cone; quadric surfaces; quartics; right cone; stereotomy; stonecutters; stonecutting
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Prodromes of descriptive geometry in the Traité de stéréotomie by Amédée François Frézier / Salvatore, Marta. - In: NEXUS NETWORK JOURNAL. - ISSN 1590-5896. - STAMPA. - 13:3(2011), pp. 671-699. [10.1007/s00004-011-0086-0]
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