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Field, Judith Veronica

Overview
Works: 98 works in 306 publications in 6 languages and 4,912 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: N7430.5, 701.820945
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Most widely held works by Judith Veronica Field
Kepler's geometrical cosmology by Judith Veronica Field( )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The invention of infinity : mathematics and art in the Renaissance by Judith Veronica Field( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Giotto to Michelangelo and beyond, the period from about 1300 to 1650 saw an extraordinary flowering in the visual arts in Western Europe. The works produced were sometimes of astonishing quality and their history has been well documented and much discussed. The scientific endeavour of the time has received considerably less attention. The history of science is a newer discipline than history of art, and no topic is newer than the history of mathematics in the period that saw the beginning of the Renaissance in the arts. This book tells us about the everyday worlds of art and mathematics in a time when artists were merely 'craftsmen' and their practical mathematics was separate from the mathematics of scholars. The story brings together the histories of art and mathematics and shows how the craftsmen's discoveries changed learned mathematics, taking it beyond the admired achievements of the Ancient Greeks. Infinity at last acquired a precise mathematical meaning. The journey takes us through consideration of some of the world's most renowned paintings, and lively accounts of the mathematical techniques and discoveries of the time. We are in a world where art and the sciences have not yet pulled apart from one another, and it becomes clear that the mathematical nature of what we now call Science may well owe something to the tradition of what is now called Art
Piero Della Francesca : a mathematician's art by Judith Veronica Field( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Piero della Francesca, one of the greatest painters of the fifteenth century, was also an accomplished mathematician. This book - the first combined study of Piero's work as a mathematician and as a painter - explores the connections between these two sides of his activity and thus enhances our understanding of both his paintings and his writings."--Jacket
Renaissance and revolution : humanists, scholars, craftsmen, and natural philosophers in early modern Europe by Renaissance and Revolution( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance and Revolution is a collection of fifteen essays on some of the problems presently seen to be associated with the Scientific Revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The topics treated include the dissemination of Greek science, medical empiricism, natural history, the relations of scholars and craftsmen from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries, the so-called 'mechanical philosophy' in France and England, the work of Isaac Newton, and the difficulties encountered by Newtonianism in Italy in the early eighteenth century. Figures discussed include Leonardo Fioravanti, Jan Swammerdam, Piero della Francesca, Johannes Hevelius, Jonas Moore, Robert Boyle, Isaac Newton, Christiaan Huygens, Francesco Algarotti and Luigi Ferdinando Marsigli. There is an introduction by the editors and an afterword by A. Rupert Hall. The authorship is international, including scholars with established reputations as historians of science
The geometrical work of Girard Desargues by Gérard Desargues( Book )

18 editions published in 1987 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our main purpose in this book is to present an English translation of Desargues' Rough Draft of an Essay on the results of taking plane sections of a cone (1639), the pamphlet with which the modem study of projective geometry began. Despite its acknowledged importance in the history of mathematics, the work has never been translated before in its entirety, although short extracts have appeared in several source books. The problems of making Desargues' work accessible to modem mathematicians and historians of mathematics have led us to provide a fairly elaborate introduction, and to include translations of other relevant works. The translation ofthe Rough Draft on Conics (as we shall call it) thus appears in Chapter VI, the five preceding chapters forming an introduction and the three following ones giving translations of other works by Desargues. Chapter I briefly reviews parts of ancient geometrical works available to Desargues which seem to be relevant to his own work, namely theorems in Euclid's Elements, the first four books of Apollonius' Conics and some remarks by Pappus in his Collection. These Hellenistic works belong to the 'high' mathematical tradition whose development has been the main theme of all histories of mathematics. It is from these works that Desargues took the theorems whose theory he was to reformulate in the Rough Draft on Conics
Breaking teleprinter ciphers at Bletchley Park : general report on Tunny with emphasis on statistical methods (1945) by Irving John Good( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an edition of the General Report on Tunny with commentary that clarifies the often difficult language of the GRT and fitting it into a variety of contexts arising out of several separate but intersecting story lines, some only implicit in the GRT. Explores the likely roots of the ideas entering into the Tunny cryptanalysis. Includes examples of original worksheets, and printouts of the Tunny-breaking process in action. Presents additional commentary, biographies, glossaries, essays, and bibliographies
The harmony of the world by Johannes Kepler( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Johannes Kepler published Harmonies of the World in 1619. This was the summation of his theories about celestial correspondences, and ties together the ratios of the planetary orbits, musical theory, and the Platonic solids. Kepler's speculations are long discredited. However, this work stands as a bridge between the Hermetic philosophy of the Renaissance, which sought systems of symbolic correspondences in the fabric of nature, and modern science. And today, we finally have heard the music of the spheres: data from outer system probes have been translated into acoustic form, and we can listen to strange clicks and moans from Jupiter's magnetosphere." -- Amazon.com viewed August 11, 2020
Science in art : works in the National Gallery that illustrate the history of science and technology by National Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibn al-Haytham's geometrical methods and the philosophy of mathematics by Rushdī Rāshid( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fifth volume of A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics is complemented by four preceding volumes which focused on the main chapters of classical mathematics: infinitesimal geometry, theory of conics and its applications, spherical geometry, mathematical astronomy, etc. This book includes seven main works of Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen) and of two of his predecessors, Thābit ibn Qurra and al-Sijzī: The circle, its transformations and its properties; Analysis and synthesis: the founding of analytical art; A new mathematical discipline: the Knowns; The geometrisation of place; Analysis and synthesis: examples of the geometry of triangles; Axiomatic method and invention: Thābit ibn Qurra; The idea of an Ars Inveniendi: al-Sijzī. Including extensive commentary from one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, this fundamental text is essential reading for historians and mathematicians at the most advanced levels of research."--Provided by publisher
Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of conics, geometrical constructions and practical geometry. a history of Arabic sciences and mathematics by Rushdī Rāshid( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory of Conics, Geometrical Constructions and Practical Geometry: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 3, provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the mediaeval Arab world. The present text is complemented by two preceding volumes of A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics, which focused on founding figures and commentators in the ninth and tenth centuries, and the historical and epistemological development of ‘infinitesimal mathematics’ as it became clearly articulated in the oeuvre of Ibn al-Haytham. This volume examines the increasing tendency, after the ninth century, to explain mathematical problems inherited from Greek times using the theory of conics. Roshdi Rashed argues that Ibn al-Haytham completes the transformation of this ‘area of activity,’ into a part of geometry concerned with geometrical constructions, dealing not only with the metrical properties of conic sections but with ways of drawing them and properties of their position and shape. Including extensive commentary from one of world’s foremost authorities on the subject, this book contributes a more informed and balanced understanding of the internal currents of the history of mathematics and the exact sciences in Islam, and of its adaptive interpretation and assimilation in the European context. This fundamental text will appeal to historians of ideas, epistemologists and mathematicians at the most advanced levels of research
Early gearing : geared mechanisms in the ancient and mediaeval world by Judith Veronica Field( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics and mathematicians by P Dedron( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics and mathematicians by P Dedron( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics and mathematicians by P Dedron( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1978 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byzantine and Arabic mathematical gearing by Judith Veronica Field( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forbidden love by Judith Veronica Field( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la pintura by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Geometrical Work of Girard Desargues by Judith Veronica Field( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perspective scheme of Masaccio's Trinity fresco by Judith Veronica Field( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gears from the byzantines : a portable sundial with calendrical gearing by Judith Veronica Field( )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The invention of infinity : mathematics and art in the Renaissance
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Piero Della Francesca : a mathematician's artRenaissance and revolution : humanists, scholars, craftsmen, and natural philosophers in early modern EuropeThe harmony of the world
Alternative Names
Field, J. V.

Field, J. V. 1943-

Field, J. V. (Judith Veronica)

Field, J. V. (Judith Veronica), 1943-

Field, Judith 1943-

Field, Judith V. 1943-

Judith Veronica Field schrijver

Judith Veronica Field scrittrice (1943-)

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