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Perspective

November 3, 1997–February 6, 1998
East Building, Ground Floor, Study Center

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

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Overview: One of the strongest areas of the National Gallery of Art Library’s rare book collection is practical manuals and theoretical treatises on particular artistic techniques. Perspective is one of the most important subsets of this genre, and this exhibition brought together a variety of literature to trace the history the study of perspective in Western art from the Renaissance through the end of the 18th century.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Neal Turtell, executive librarian, was curator.