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Description - On the Art of Building in Ten Books by Leon Battista Alberti

"De Re Aedificatoria", by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), was the first modern treatise on the theory and practice of architecture. It was very important for the subsequent history of architecture and this is the first English translation based on the original Latin text on which Alberti's reputation as a theorist is founded.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262510608
ISBN-10: 026251060X
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 175mm x 24mm)
Pages: 470
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leon Battista Alberti

Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

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