Distinguished Figures in Descriptive Geometry and Its Applications for Mechanism Science

From the Middle Ages to the 17th Century

  • Michela Cigola

Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Carlo Bianchini, Luca J. Senatore
    Pages 33-51
  3. Arturo Gallozzi
    Pages 53-75
  4. Alfonso Ippolito, Cristiana Bartolomei
    Pages 77-98
  5. Ornella Zerlenga
    Pages 99-128
  6. Mario Centofanti
    Pages 129-152
  7. Barbara Aterini
    Pages 153-180
  8. Fabrizio I. Apollonio
    Pages 181-200
  9. Stefano Brusaporci
    Pages 201-222
  10. Cristina Càndito
    Pages 223-248

About this book


This book consists of chapters that focus specifically on single figures that worked on Descriptive Geometry and also in Mechanisms Sciences and contain biographical notes, a survey of their work and their achievements, together with a modern interpretation of their legacy.

Since Vitruvius in ancient times, and with Brunelleschi in the Renaissance, the two disciplines began to share a common direction which, over the centuries, took shape through less well-known figures until the more recent times in which Gaspard Monge worked.

Over the years, a gap has been created between Descriptive Geometry and Mechanism Science, which now appear to belong to different worlds. In reality, however, there is a very close relationship between the two disciplines, with a link based on extremely solid foundations. Without the theoretical foundations of Geometry it would not be possible to draw and design mechanical parts such as gears, while in Kinematics it would be less easy to design and predict the reciprocal movements of parts in a complex mechanical assembly.


Brunelleschi Gaspard Monge History of Descriptive Geometry History of Drawing and Representation History of Mechanical Engineering Mechanism Science Vitruvius

Editors and affiliations

  • Michela Cigola
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Civil and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Cassino and South LatiumCassinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20196-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20197-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-3442
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-3426
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