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RE: art and math integration

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Nagel, Judy (JNagel)
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 15:06:10 -0500

FYI, there is a book called Perspective Made Easy with illustrated masters
that can be reproduced found in the Sax VAR catalog.  It includes lessons,
drawings and assignments.  Maybe this is what would help you.  Product #572
929J $17.95  Judy Nagel  BTW we also carry the eyewitness on Perspective
book and the Masters of Illusion video if you're interested. <>


-----Original Message-----
From: The Cheevers [lazydog]
Sent: Monday, April 19, 1999 6:51 PM
To: Tony Kopp;
Subject: Re: art and math integration

Check the eyewitness series on Perspective. It's useful enough to buy for
the classroom library. There are mathmatical layouts I believe and lots of
diagrams that could be photographed in slide form for a lecture accompanying
your class.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Kopp < kopp.16 <kopp.16> >
To: <> < <> >
Date: Sunday, April 18, 1999 12:51 PM
Subject: art and math integration

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.