FIELD, JV: Piero della Francesca: A Mathematician’s Art

Field, J. V. Piero della Francesca: A Mathematician’s Art. Yale University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0300103425. Unmarked. Dust jacket under clear, protective cover. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31283) $600.00

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This well researched and accessible book offers insights into the complex relationship between the art and the mathematics of Piero della Francesca’s (1411/13–1492) art. Topics range from space and perspective to optics and illusionism. Bibliography. Index. Revered in his own time as a “monarch” of painting, Piero della Francesca is acknowledged today as a founding figure of the Italian Renaissance.

Illustrated. 32 color plates and black-and-white illustrations throughout.