Measuring device, 16th century artwork

Measuring device, 16th century artwork

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Caption: Measuring device, 16th century artwork. This diagram demonstrates how to calculate the height of a column using a quadrant. Woodcut from the book Institutiones geometricae (Paris, 1532) by the German painter and art theorist Albrecht Durer (1471-1528).

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Keywords: 1500s, 16th century, albrecht durer, art theory, artwork, black-and-white, european, geometrical, geometry, german, height, historical, history, illustration, institutiones geometricae, mathematical, mathematics, measurement, monochrome, quadrant

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