Artibus et Historiae no. 4 (II)

1981, ISSN 0391-9064

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ROBERTO MASIERO - The Measured Image

Reconsidering the gnoseological function of perspective and of orthogonal projections, the differences between them and their historical development, the author comes to outline a criticism of surveying and design. This criticism is lifted at the point where technology and modern science define general criteria for uniformity through measurement, freeing surveying from any ulterior motives or subjectivity. It is in this direction, that research is moving that may contribute significantly to historical investigation particularly in the field of art criticism, in attributing, authenticating, and dating. Here are opened remarkable opportunities for verifying and comparing data. The author points out in particular the most significant advances coming from measurements carried out by topographical and photogrammatic procedures.

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