Chapter 9Perspective and the Tilt-Shift Lens

One point and two point linear perspective have been the favored methods to draw architecture since the Renaissance. Tilt-shift lenses enable photographers to illustrate architecture in the same way.

9.1 Linear Perspective

Linear perspective is the rendering of a three-dimensional scene onto a two-dimensional surface while employing optical rules to create the illusion of depth. Linear perspective uses a vanishing point and a horizon line to describe scale in relation to distance. The architect Brunelleschi demonstrated the use of linear perspective in 1425 with a near photographic painting of the baptistery in Florence, Italy. This was a defining moment for the Renaissance movement in art and architecture. ...

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