Aside to anyone browsing this site:
Three of us at TCC developed a course blending art, art history,
and the physics of optics to examine the possible role of optical
devices in the art world circa 1500 as alleged in a book by
David Hockney. The course is being taught as
ART1930 in Spring 2003.
Bookmarks for Hockney Project
The following are bookmarks for sites I tracked down (circa 3/2002)
when looking for on-line resources related to the camera obscura
and camera lucida. There are many more that one can find via Google.
Hockney-oriented comments on cameras
ANALYSIS OF IMAGES 2 - Art theory
- (more) - Camera Obscura, Camera lucida
- (more) - Camera Lucida info (Hockney critique)
- (more) - Principles of operation of the Camera Lucida
Optics-oriented comments on cameras
BBC - Science - Science Shack - Camera Lucida
Camera Obscura (why/how)
- (more) - Camera Obscura Internet
- (more) - The Camera Obscura and its Subject
The Sky in a Room
History / Optics
Aristotle and the camera obscura
Giambattista della Porta
"John Baptist Porta" Natural Magick - Title Page
"John Baptist Porta - "Natural Magick" - Volumn XVII
The Galileo Project, Homepage
Pictures (mostly auction sites)
Camera Lucida (pictures)
Rare Berville Camera Lucida.
Berville Camera Lucida
Dollond Camera Lucida.
Berville Super Camera Lucida.
Holbein Camera Lucida.