Lorenzo Sirigatti “la practica de prospettiva”
The book is quite big and has about 150 pages. It is written by Italian Lorenzo Sirigatti and published by Girolamo da Franceschi, in the year 1596. The printed book was published in Venice and is dedicated to Ferdinando I de Medici, who at the time was the grand duke of Tuscany.
On the left pages, you can probably read a Text about the drawings on the right side. It’s about the perception of three-dimensional shapes with perspective drawings and begins with very simple geometric shapes drawn in perspective. The book goes on and treats much more complicated shapes. The hand-drawn geometric shapes are very exact and well-drawn with hatches, which give the lines a very nice three-dimensional feeling.
The book is organised into two books, the first consists out of drawings on the right and a text on the left. In the second part, the book only consists out of drawings. The drawings look very impressive on the big pages of the book and when going over the pages the drawings get more complex from page to page.