Traditional teaching of perspective wants the perspective image to be generated with various procedures which make use of the orthogonal projections of the object that is to be represented. It is nevertheless well-known that the perspective image also can be generated autonomously, that is to say, without resorting to the orthogonal projections, as part of a method known as 'central projection'. In many schools and in many textbooks these two paths, which both lead to the genesis of the perspective image, remain distinct, as if they were two different methods, if for no other reason than their vocation: the first, also called, improperly, 'architect's method', which only focuses on the achievement of the result: an image similar to the natural vision of the space; the second, conceptual, devoted to the study of the central projection in itself and its applications of projective nature: from the genesis of the quadrics to the homography. In the Roman school, yet, as from the second half of the twentieth-century, it was attempted to bring together into one single method the two above-said approaches to perspective, giving a happy ending to a history that for centuries has seen the perspective split between artists and mathematicians. In this paper, after a short presentation of the characteristics of the 'perspective as a representation method', is highlighted the advantages of the above-said method in academic teaching. And precisely: first of all the possibility to see in perspective the generalization of the representation methods, following on from the thought of Fiedler; then the possibility to easily add the concepts relating to infinity (points, straight-lines and improper plane). Finally the possibility to establish a relationship that is not general, but operational, between the graphical perspective and the digitally rendered perspective

Perspective as a representation method / Migliari, Riccardo; Romor, Jessica; Salvatore, Marta. - STAMPA. - (2014), pp. 39-47. (Intervento presentato al convegno Geometrias’14 - Aproged tenutosi a Lisboa nel 17-18 maggio 2014).

### Perspective as a representation method

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Traditional teaching of perspective wants the perspective image to be generated with various procedures which make use of the orthogonal projections of the object that is to be represented. It is nevertheless well-known that the perspective image also can be generated autonomously, that is to say, without resorting to the orthogonal projections, as part of a method known as 'central projection'. In many schools and in many textbooks these two paths, which both lead to the genesis of the perspective image, remain distinct, as if they were two different methods, if for no other reason than their vocation: the first, also called, improperly, 'architect's method', which only focuses on the achievement of the result: an image similar to the natural vision of the space; the second, conceptual, devoted to the study of the central projection in itself and its applications of projective nature: from the genesis of the quadrics to the homography. In the Roman school, yet, as from the second half of the twentieth-century, it was attempted to bring together into one single method the two above-said approaches to perspective, giving a happy ending to a history that for centuries has seen the perspective split between artists and mathematicians. In this paper, after a short presentation of the characteristics of the 'perspective as a representation method', is highlighted the advantages of the above-said method in academic teaching. And precisely: first of all the possibility to see in perspective the generalization of the representation methods, following on from the thought of Fiedler; then the possibility to easily add the concepts relating to infinity (points, straight-lines and improper plane). Finally the possibility to establish a relationship that is not general, but operational, between the graphical perspective and the digitally rendered perspective
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2014
Geometrias’14 - Aproged
Perspective; Digitally rendered perspective; Central projection; Architect's method.
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Perspective as a representation method / Migliari, Riccardo; Romor, Jessica; Salvatore, Marta. - STAMPA. - (2014), pp. 39-47. (Intervento presentato al convegno Geometrias’14 - Aproged tenutosi a Lisboa nel 17-18 maggio 2014).
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