, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 51-62
Date: 18 Oct 2012

Nelson Goodman’s Arguments Against Perspective: A Geometrical Analysis

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


Nelson Goodman’s highly influential book Languages of Art argued that that all visual experience is merely a cultural construct. In presenting his thesis Goodman relied on a series of geometrical arguments intended to show that the geometrical construction of perspective does not rely on the geometry of light rays. In this article I analyze the geometrical validity of Goodman’s arguments.

Presented at Nexus 2012: Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics, Milan, 11-14 June 2012