Here are the lecture notes for the 2001 version of Marc Levoy's CS 99D (The Science of Art) (with corrections made during the 2003 version of the course). Click here for a course outline. Unless otherwise noted, the illustrations and quotes cited in these notes can be found in the books listed in HO #2. These notes are copyrighted (see at bottom). You are welcome to read them, pass them on (with credit, please), or use them as a guide for preparing your own lecture material. However, do not mirror them or print hardcopies of them except for personal use. Also keep in mind that they are an instructor's personal lecture notes, not a monograph. As such, they are terse, informal, and not guaranteed to be correct. Corrections and suggestions are welcome.
January 9 Introduction Topic 1: Perspective January 11 Perspective through the Renaissance January 16 The geometry of perspective January 18 Perspective after the Renaissance January 23 The structure of intellectual revolutions Topic 2: Illustration January 30 Anatomy and landscape February 1 The physical sciences February 6 Computed-aided illustration Topic 3: Light and Shadow February 13 Light sources and reflection February 15 Shadow, interreflection, perception February 20 Light and shadow in art February 22 Digital image synthesis Topic 4: Color March 1 Color theories through 1800 March 6 Modern color theory March 8 Color in art March 13 Wrapup