BOOKS ON ARCHITECTURE
artificiali perspectiva by Jean Pélerin Viator was read
all through the 16th century and during the first third of the 17th,
as its numerous editions bear witness, from the first rather confidential
one (Toul, 1505) to that of Mathurin Jousse (La Flèche, 1635),
not to mention the pirated editions which came out in Strasbourg, inserted
in the famous encyclopedia Margarita philosophica by Gregor
Reich entitled Introductio architecturæ et perspectivæ,
(1508, 1512, 1515). Those editions published in Nuremberg by Georg Glockendon
(Von der Kunst Perspectiva, 1509, 1540), are also proof of
the good fortune the work met in the lands of Germanic culture.
Frédérique Lemerle (Centre national de
la recherche scientifique,
J. Pélerin, De Artificiali Perspectiva (1505, 1509), New York, Da Capo Press, 1973.
L. Brion-Guerry, Jean Pélerin Viator, sa place dans l’histoire de la Perspective, Paris, Les Belles Lettres, 1962, pp. 157-158, 163-253.