Drawing The story of the invention of the perspective by Brunelleschi is a familiar trope of art and architecture history. The invention of perspective and the subsequent consolidation of drawing and geometry as the basis of architecture can be described as the epicentre of the transformation of architecture from a craft into a liberal art, and predetermined the future development of the discipline. It is intertwined with the foundation of the modern discipline of architecture and, once the perspective cone was drawn, is also involved in the creation of the schism between subject and object, positing the subject at the viewpoint and the object at the opposite end of the cone.