References for Girard Desargues


  1. R Taton, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830901147.html
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9030039/Girard-Desargues

Books:

  1. J V Field, The Invention of Infinity: Mathematics and Art in the Renaissance (Oxford 1997).
  2. J V Field and J J Gray, The geometrical work of Girard Desargues (New York-Berlin, 1987).
  3. R Taton, L'oeuvre mathématique de Desargues (Paris, 1951).
  4. R Taton, La géométrie projective en France de Desargues à Poncelet (Paris, 1951).

Articles:

  1. K Andersen, Desargues' method of perspective : its mathematical content, its connection to other perspective methods and its relation to Desargues' ideas on projective geometry, Centaurus 34 (1) (1991), 44-91.
  2. N A Court, Desargues and his strange theorem. II, Scripta Math. 20 (1954), 155-164.
  3. N A Court, Desargues and his strange theorem, Scripta Math. 20 (1954), 5-13.
  4. J V Field, Perspective and the mathematicians : Alberti to Desargues, in Mathematics from manuscript to print, 1300-1600 (New York, 1988), 236-263.
  5. J V Field, Linear perspective and the projective geometry of Girard Desargues, Nuncius Ann. Storia Sci. 2 (2) (1987), 3-40.
  6. P Freguglia, On the geometry of Gérard Desargues (Italian), in Contributions to the history of mathematics (Modena, 1992), 29-33.
  7. J P Hogendijk, Desargues' 'Brouillon project' and the 'Conics' of Apollonius, Centaurus 34 (1) (1991), 1-43.
  8. J P Hogendijk, The 'Brouillon project' of Desargues (Dutch), in Summer course 1989 : mathematics in the Golden Age (Amsterdam, 1989), 123-142.
  9. W M Ivins, A note on Desargues' theorem, Scripta Math. 13 (1947), 203-210.
  10. W M Ivins, A note on Gerard Desargues, Scripta Math. 9 (1943), 33-48.
  11. W M Ivins, Two first editions of Desargues, Bull. Metrop. Mus. Art N.S. 1 (1942), 33-35.
  12. C C de Sa, The theories of involution and polarity in the work of G Desargues (Portuguese), in Proceedings of the XIIth Portuguese-Spanish Conference on Mathematics II (Braga, 1987), 741-746.
  13. B A Swinden, Geometry and Girard Desargues, Math. Gaz. 34 (1950), 253-260.
  14. R Taton, Documents nouveaux concernant Desargues, Arch. Internat. Hist. Sci. (N.S.) 4 (1951), 620-630.
  15. A J Turner, Another lost work by Girard Desargues recovered, Arch. Internat. Hist. Sci. 34 (112) (1984), 61-67.
  16. T Viola, Per la storia del teorema di Desargues sui triangoli omologici, Atti Accad. Naz. Lincei. Rend. Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Nat. (8) 1 (1946), 570-575.
  17. V Vita, Il teorema sul quadrangolo completo nel Brouillon project di Desargues, Archimede 26 (1974), 47-55.
  18. M Zacharias, Desargues' Bedeutung für die projektive Geometrie, Deutsche Math. 5 (1941), 446-457.

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