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Drawings of Lequeu and Piranesi, in relation to the geometrical description of Gaspard Monge and J NL Durand

Gaspard Monge was very important as he made an amazing discovery towards the end of the 18th century, of Descriptive geometry, where 3d objects can be projected in 2d plains using mathematics. Durand then translated the descriptive geometry into architecture. This was an important discovery as this had always been a problem for architects, trying to describe an object though its projections on three planes. Due to this discovery, ideas, which architects had prior to this, could be transformed into drawings, which are more realistic. Geometry has always been a vital asset to communicate precise and realistic drawings. Piranesi loved working with perspective and fantasy and this can be seen in many of his drawings. Perspective of a drawing is constructed...

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