Perspective as learned convention or physiological fact?

Wyeld, Theodor (2006) Perspective as learned convention or physiological fact?.

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Title Perspective as learned convention or physiological fact?
Abstract/Summary Architects and engineers’ use of perspective illustrations to document the physical world relies on methods established in the European Renaissance. The proliferation of perspectival imagery since the Renaissance and its seemingly profound replication of visual perception has tended to inhibit culturally alternate methods. This paper takes the position that Renaissance perspective is, like its cultural alternatives, simply another culturally mediated method for organising our visual experience of the physical world. Those acculturated to its conventions use it to interpret how they ‘see’ the world. Though not providing a prospective view for an alternative perspective (the subject for a subsequent study), this paper probes the dominance of perspective as a global visual culture.
Keyword Perspective
Design history
Date 2006
Subjects 1204 Engineering Design
Author Wyeld, Theodor

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