A treatise on the curvilinear perspective of nature : and its applicability to art

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John Weale & Co, 1853
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Pagina 75 - His belief that he can portray the 'appearance of nature to the eye' is founded on the premise that 'as far as the eye is concerned, we live in the centre of an immense globe, which has reference only to that organ, having the visible horizon and the arch of space described by the radius of the eye to that horizon, for its limit'.14'* Herdman emphasises that the 'visual globe...
Pagina 2 - It is not in the power of Art or Science to represent on a Plane, any single object, as it appears.

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