History of descriptive geometry with an emphasis to the boom of descriptive geometry in Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 19th century

Vlasta Moravcová

Abstrakt

The article shows the development of projection in the Antiquity, the origin of perspective in Renaissance and the development of orthogonal projection from the 16th up to the 18th century before descriptive geometry as a separate discipline of studies was established by Gaspard Monge. Furthermore, the paper presents the expansion of descriptive geometry through Europe in the 19th century with the emphasis on its bloom in the second half of the 19th century in Cisleithania.

Słowa kluczowe: descriptive geometry, orthogonal projection, perspective, Cavalier projection, stereotomy, Gaspard Monge, polytechnics in Cisleithania
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