30 November 2008

Inside the Camera Obscura – Optics and Art under the Spell of the Projected Image (2007)


Title: Inside the Camera Obscura – Optics and Art under the Spell of the Projected Image
Editor: Wolfgang Lefèvre
Publisher: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Year: 2007
Page: 268
Link: http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/... (PDF, 6.91 Mb)

Table of contents:

PART I – INTRODUCING AN INSTRUMENT
The Optical Camera Obscura I, A Short Exposition, Wolfgang Lefèvre
The Optical Camera Obscura II. Images and Texts, collected and presented by Norma Wenczel
Projecting Nature in Early-Modern Europe, Michael John Gorman

PART II – OPTICS
Alhazen’s Optics in Europe: Some Notes on What It Said and What It Did Not Say, Abdelhamid I. Sabra
Playing with Images in a Dark Room. Kepler’s Ludi inside the Camera Obscura, Sven Dupré
Images: Real and Virtual, Projected and Perceived, from Kepler to Dechales, Alan E. Shapiro
“Res Aspectabilis Cujus Forma Luminis Beneficio per Foramen Transparet” – Simulachrum, Species, Forma, Imago: What was Transported by Light through the Pinhole?, Isabelle Pantin
Clair & Distinct. Seventeenth-Century Conceptualizations of the Quality of Images, Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis

PART III – LENSES AND MIRRORS
The Optical Quality of Seventeenth-Century Lenses, Giuseppe Molesini
The Camera Obscura and the Availibility of Seventeenth Century Optics – Some Notes and an Account of a Test, Tiemen Cocquyt
Comments on 17th-Century Lenses and Projection, Klaus Staubermann

PART IV – PAINTING
The Camera Obscura as a Model of a New Concept of Mimesis in Seventeenth-Century Painting, Carsten Wirth
Painting Technique in the Seventeenth Century in Holland and the Possible Use of the Camera Obscura by Vermeer, Karin Groen
Neutron-Autoradiography of two Paintings by Jan Vermeer in the Gemäldegalerie Berlin, Claudia Laurenze-Landsberg
Gerrit Dou and the Concave Mirror, Philip Steadman
Imitation, Optics and Photography Some Gross Hypotheses, Martin Kemp