Nexus Network Journal

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 231–251

A Contribution to the Study of Instruction in Geometry and Architectural Representation in Spain during the 17th Century


DOI: 10.1007/s00004-014-0224-6

Cite this article as:
Martín-Pastor, A. & Granado-Castro, G. Nexus Netw J (2015) 17: 231. doi:10.1007/s00004-014-0224-6


This study contributes to the knowledge of architectural representation and the theory of architecture in Spain during the 17th century through the examination of a littleknown document that is highly important in the context of Spanish treatises of the 17th century: the manuscript “Artes Exçelençias dela Perspectiba, 1688”. (“The excellent arts of perspective, 1688”). The importance of this document lies in its being a novel text of a pedagogical nature that served as a connecting link between geometrical trends in perspective in northern Europe in the 17th century and the traditions of Hispanic culture.


Historical treatise Perspective Geometry Representations of architecture History of geometry 

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© Kim Williams Books, Turin 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrés Martín-Pastor
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gabriel Granado-Castro
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Graphic EngineeringUniversity of Seville, Higher Technical School of Building EngineeringSevilleSpain
  2. 2.SevilleSpain
  3. 3.EspañaSpain

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