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Descriptive Geometry is comparatively a modern science. The necessity of having drawing plans for workmen employed in public constructions had long since impressed architects, engineers, and master builders, with the importance of presenting, in a practical form, the established principles of Geometry, in a way to be made available in graphic representations of bodies. Bat it was not until towards the close of the last century that these principles were generalized and reduced to the order of a science. The honor of this important labor of genius belongs to M. Gaspard Monge, at that time Professor in L’école Normcde of France, and subsequently Professor in the celebrated Ècole Polytechnique of Paris. The work in which the principles of the new science were presented, was published in the proceedings of the Normal School, under the name of Leçons de Geometrie Descriptive, and is a model of perspicuity. In his expressive words, he says: “ C’estune langue nccessaire à l’homme de genie qui concoit un projet, à ceux qui doivent cn deriger l’execution, et mix artistes qui doivent eux-mênics cn executer les differentes parties.”
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Elements of Descriptive Geometry, Geometry, Shadows, and Perspective, Topography
Geometry and Topology
Smith, Francis Henney, "Elements of Descriptive Geometry" (2020). Science and Mathematical Science. 13.