On the Art of Building in Ten Books
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On the Art of Building in Ten Books by Leon Battista Alberti
Book DescriptionDe Re Aedificatoria, by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), was the first modern treatise on the theory and practice of architecture. Its importance for the subsequent history of architecture is incalculable, yet this is the first English translation based on the original, exceptionally eloquent Latin text on which Alberti's reputation as a theorist is founded.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262510608
(254mm x 175mm x 23mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United States
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Alberti`s "Della Pittura" was the first modern analytical study of painting. A systematic description of the one-point perspective construction, it was designed to persuade both patron and painter in the Renaissance to discard the old tastes in painting for the new.
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Author Biography - Leon Battista Alberti
Robert Tavernor is Professor and Head of Architecture at the University of Bath and a practicing architect. His previous books include a translation (with Joseph Rykwert and Neil Leach) of Alberti's On the Art of Building in Ten Books; and Palladio and Palladianism.
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