2020 DOI: 10.20944/preprints202009.0288.v1 View full text Preprint
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Beatrice Vaienti, Fabrizio Ivan Apollonio, Marco Gaiani

Abstract: Among many other themes, Leonardo da Vinci’s Manuscript B contains several drawings of centrally planned churches, some of which are represented using a plan view paired with a bird’s-eye view. The use of a bird’s-eye instead of an elevation represents an innovative depiction technique, which allows to combine the immediacy of the perspective view with the measurability of the façades, and therefore to describe the three-dimensionality of the buildings. To understand th…

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