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I am developing a lesson on linear perspective (one point) for an 8th grade
math class which I will be team teaching with the math teacher. He is not
an artist and I am no mathematician. Does anyone know of math formulas that
I can apply to the lesson, preferably dealing with the calculation of
distances between objects (or transversals on a 1 point persp. grid) as they
recede into the distance. I have found many books which talk about the
ideas of Alberti, Leonardo, and Brunelleschi, but none that show their
Oh, and if anyone is looking for a video that deals with this topic, a
really good one is called Masters of Illusion from the National Gallery of
Art. I got my copy from the local public library.