Perspectiva Corporum Regularium

pcr_smallMost of the time, I enjoy how one book leads to another in a seemingly endless bibliophilic journey into the past (it is a pity that books usually cannot refer to future books). This time it is the book Shaping Space (see short review) referring to a book with very few words and many wonderful drawings of polyhedra: Wenzel Jamnitzer’s Perspectiva Corporum Regularium from 1568.

One of the most appealing wonders of the Internet Age is how such gems that used to lay dormant and forgotten in select libraries become accessible to virtually anyone.

Unless you get lost or hooked, it takes just a few minutes to leaf through a digital copy of Perspectiva Corporum Regularium and behold its wonders. If you do not have this liberty or need a teaser, here are some examples.




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