The History and Theory of Perspective

Introduction
Painting Before Perspective
Filippo Brunelleschi
Alberti's Construction
Distance Point Construction
A Physical Model of Alberti's vs. the Distance Point Construction
Piero della Francesca
Equivalence of Alberti's and the Distance Point Construction
Historical Footnotes on the two Constructions
An Incorrect Method of Constructing Pavimenti
Case Study: "The Flagellation of Christ" by Piero della Francesca
Federico Commandino
The Theory of Conics
Girard Desargues and Projection Geometry