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Neo Lucida

Chicago ; Pittsburgh : NeoLucida, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 camera lucida : metal ; 56 x 5 x 2 cm, in box 17 x 29 x 3 cm and 1 sheet ([4] pages) : illustrations ; 16 x 24 cm, folded to 16 x 12 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NC730 .N46 2014 Flat A
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Three-Dimensional Artifacts
"A camera lucida basically consists of a prism mounted on an adjustable stand and a drawing-board. The prism has to have one right angle, two of 67.5° and one of 135°. When the stand is adjusted so that the prism half covers the pupil of the eye, the draughtsman using it has the illusion of seeing both the object he wishes to draw, which is reflected through the prism by rays of light, and its outlines on the drawing-board. If paper is placed on the drawing-board the outlines can easily be traced off."--Oxford Art Online. See also: Kemp, Martin. The science of art (1990), pp. 200-201.
The device is accompanied by: 1 instructional booklet ([4] pages); 1 "NeoLucida eyepiece angle guide"; 1 drawstring storage pouch; packaged in an illustrated cardboard box, which includes a small graphite pencil.
Restricted fragile material. Use requires permission of the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts.
"The NeoLucida is a portable camera lucida, an optical drawing aid that allows you to trace what you see. Based on century-old designs but comprehensively redesigned for the 21st century, the NeoLucida is perfect for artists, scientists, designers, or hobbyists--anyone who wants to draw."--Instructional booklet.
"We use a silvered prism, optimized for optical clarity, carefully encased in a custom anodized aluminum mount. The prism is supported by a highly adjustable gooseneck arm and a sturdy metal clamp. We even use a 1/4”-20 threaded bolt as the connection between the gooseneck arm and the prism holder--so your NeoLucida arm can easily double as a standard camera mount."--NeoLucida website.
"Designed in Chicago & Pittsburgh, USA, by Pablo Garcia & Golan Levin. Manufactured in partnership with Big Idea Design, LLC. Developed through Kickstarter crowdfuning. Made in China."--Instructional booklet.
Subject Terms:
Artists' tools -- Specimens.
Optical instruments.
Image-projecting equipment.
Camera lucidas.
Garcia, Pablo, 1975- designer.
Levin, Golan, designer.
Big Idea Design (Firm)

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