Alberti's Window: Projective Geometry as the Geometry of Vision

Ricardo Nemirovsky and J. Brooke Ernest
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 625–628 Workshop Papers


The participants in this workshop will engage in activities with different physical and virtual variations of an “Alberti's Window.” The activities will focus on the realization and analysis of projections at different scales and on diverse media. They will watch and discuss classroom videotapes of undergraduate students in a projective geometry class, as well as examples of paintings created by these students on the basis of projections generated by means of an Alberti's Window.