Barbaro, Daniele (1513–1570)
Daniele Barbaro was a Venetian geometer whose book, La Practica della Perspectiva (1568–69), presents the techniques of perspective, illustrated in
part with a range of polyhedra. Partly
based on the methods and writings of the great artist Piero della Francesca
(1416–1492), but written in a more readable and humanistic style,
it includes the earliest drawing of the truncated icosidodecahedron and one of the earliest representations, along with that of German goldsmith
Wenzel Jamnitzer (1508–1585), of a rhombicosidodecahedron. La Practica was one of the most respected texts on perspective
in the 16th century, comparable to Albrecht Dürer's Painter's Manual.