Optyka w XV wieku : między nauką średniowieczną a nowożytną = Fifteenth-century optics : between medieval and modern science / Grażyna Rosińska.

Title: 
Optyka w XV wieku : między nauką średniowieczną a nowożytną = Fifteenth-century optics : between medieval and modern science / Grażyna Rosińska.
Author/Artist: 
Rosińska, Grażyna.
Publisher: 
Wrocław : Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich, 1986.
Description: 
190 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Other Authors: 
Zakład Badań Kopernikańskich (Polska Akademia Nauk).
Bib ID: 
131055
Variant Title: 
Optyka w 15. wieku
Optyka w piętnastym wieku
Fifteenth-century optics
Notes: 
Purchase; Jeff Weber, Rare Books; 2012; 2000021378
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
At head of title: Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Historii Nauki, Oświaty i Techniki, Zakład Badań Kopernikańskich.
Summary in English.
"First attempt at presenting the specific character of fifteenth-century optics. The author analyzes manuscript materials from the universities of Cracow, Vienna, Oxford and Cambridge, as well as some texts concerning the work of craftsmen in Paris. Fifteenth-century optics is determined by the interest in observations, experiments, and demonstrations with lenses and other 'optical objects', shown by university teachers (e.g. Martin Hamerlin in Vienna, Sandivogius of Czechel in Cracow), and by efforts to obtain possibly perfect paraboloid mirrors, undertaken by craftsmen (John Fusoris in Paris)"--Foreword.
ISBN: 
8304020939
9788304020931
Series: 
Studia Copernicana ; 24. 0081-6701
Studia Copernicana, 0081-6701 ; 24