In the first two tasks I learned La pratica di prospettiva is about learning the right way to draw with perspective. The author used architectural elements in order to visualize and describe the correct perspective in different levels of complexity. I deconstructed the Topic of the Book into two conversation Topics. I wanted to find a book describing the importance of perspective in an architectural way and from a more artistic point of view. Due to its important a lot of books covered the topic, so I was looking for things I haven’t heard of yet.
The first book I came across is Elements of Architecture, Koolhaas. It’s a Book which sums up the fundamental parts of architecture. They took renowned architect Reem Koolhaas exhibition at the biennale 2014 as the context for the book. Even though the book Is not identical the same as La pratica di Prospettiva, it takes the same approach. It describes architecture with graphic visualizations in conjunction with text. The book is not strictly dedicated to perspective but doesn’t hesitate to describe its importance from an Architect point of view. In a paragraph, he describes that the establishment of perspective played a crucial role to elevate architecture in a higher realm of visual Art. I find this quite interesting because architecture and art are very close related but only work seamless together with the right perspective.
The second book I discovered for myself is Harrison Wood Gaiger, Art in Theory 1648 1815. It’s a book summing up art from 1648 to 1815 curated by Harrison Wood Gaiger. It’s quite different than the other books. It describes artworks in a chronological way and has no visual representations. Nevertheless, the topic of perspective is very important in art. And due to the epoch in which it tries to sum up, perspective was a crucial tool of an Artist. The artists were very experimental with perspective, and it was important to visualize a good level of realism. In a paragraph its describes that the art of perspective is the art of imitating earthly subjects. In other words, to imitate reality it is very important to draw in the right perspective. People are very good in finding errors in perspective drawings, because something always feels odd and not natural at all.