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        • Inventing the ‘Standard View’
          The Introduction of Floor Plan and Elevation in the Low Countries in the Sixteenth Century

        Abstract
        This essay focuses on the development of combined orthogonal projections in the Low Countries during the sixteenth century. It demonstrates how this type of drawing was not exclusive to the Italian artist-architects of the Renaissance, as is often assumed. Instead, the paper shows how the systematic combination of plan and elevation was also developed in the hands of master masons as a result of a changing construction industry, both in its transition from Gothic architecture to engineering and civil engineering constructions and because of the need for a better means of communication practice.
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        Citation
        Hurx, M. (2020). Inventing the ‘Standard View’. The Introduction of Floor Plan and Elevation in the Low Countries in the Sixteenth Century. Practices of Drawing, OASE, (105), 109–119. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/105/InventingtheStandardView

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