Optical magic in the late Renaissance : Giambattista Della Porta's De Refractione of 1593 / A. Mark Smith.

Author
Porta, Giambattista della, approximately 1535-1615 [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • Latin
Published/​Created
  • Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] : American Philosophical Society Press, [2018]
  • ©2019
Description
xc, 524 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

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Translator
Writer of introduction
Series
Contains
Summary note
"This volume includes the original Latin text of Della Porta's "De Refractione" with English translation. Della Porta's volume explored optics at the time of the late Renaissance."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Language note
Original Latin text with English translation on facing pages. Introduction in English.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The making of De Refractione
  • Giambattista Della Porta : a biographical sketch
  • The genesis of De Refractione
  • Della Porta's textual sources
  • The making of this edition and translation
  • The problem of sources
  • The Latin edition and English translation
  • Della Porta's optical analysis in De Refractione
  • The physical account of refraction
  • The workings of sight
  • Visual illusion and visual dysfunction
  • Rainbows and other meteorological appearances
  • De Refractione in historical content
  • Latin text
  • English translation
  • Biographical sketches
  • Primary sources for the text.
Other title(s)
  • Giambattista Della Porta's De Refractione of 1593
  • Refractione of 1593
ISBN
  • 1606180711 ((alkaline paper))
  • 9781606180716 ((alkaline paper))
LCCN
2018037988
OCLC
1056202418
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