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Alberti, Leon Battista 1404-1472

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Works: 365 works in 1,154 publications in 7 languages and 13,146 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Honoree, zxx, Dedicatee, Editor, Artist, Other
Classifications: ND1130, 720
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On painting by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

70 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten books on architecture by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

55 editions published between 1755 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the art of building in ten books by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Re Aedificatoria, by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), was the first moderntreatise on the theory and practice of architecture. Its importance for the subsequent history ofarchitecture 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. Joseph Rykwert and his colleagues have been scrupulous in following Alberti's original intentions. Their version is based on the critical text published in 1966 by Giovanni Orlandi. It replaces the only other significant English version, by the Venetian architect James Leoni, whose source was not the original Latin but an Italian translation dating from the sixteenth century. Rykwert's substantial introduction discusses Alberti's life and career - as papal functionary, writer on a wide variety of topics, and architect and discusses the De Re Aedificatoria itself - its relation to the De Architectura of Vitruvius, its influence on contemporary and later architectural theory and practice, and its bibliographic history. The apparatus also includes an index and a glossary of terms. The translators were fortunate to have the help of eminent Alberti scholar Hans-Karl Lücke of the University of Toronto. Alberti set out to replace Vitruvius's authority, which had been undisputed for over a thousand years. In a Latin which was both more elegant and more precise than that of his ancient predecessor, he succeeded in framing a coherent account of the fragmented knowledge of antique architecture as it had survived through the dark and middle ages. His was the one book which established architecture as an intellectual and professional discipline rather than a craft and gave it a proper theoretical context; by showing how the great examples of ruined antiquity could be emulated in practice, it provided a theoretical basis for the architecture of the Renaissance. Alberti organizes the work of the architect according to solidity, use, and grace. The ten books begin with a book of definitions; there follow two books devoted to materials and constructional methods; books four and five discuss the uses of the parts of the building and the different building types. The bulk of the second part, books six through nine deal with grace: the problems of designing sacred buildings, the problems of beauty and ornament, of proportions. Book ten takes up problems of restoration, water supply, and minor adjuncts to building. -- Publisher's website
The family in Renaissance Florence by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I libri della famiglia has long been viewed by Italians as a classic of Italian literature. It displays a variety of styles--high rhetoric, systematic moral exposition, novelistic portrayal of character--in the typical Renaissance framework of the dialogue. The chief merit of the work lies in its scope: it directly assays the personal value system of the Florentine bourgeois class, which did so much to foster the development of art, literature, and science. This translation is based upon the critical edition by Cecil Grayson, Serena Professor of Italian Studies, Oxford."--Jacket
Opere volgari by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

28 editions published between 1849 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1 I libri della famiglia. Cena familiaris. Villa -- v.2 Rime e tratti morali
Leon Battista Alberti : On painting : a new translation and critical edition by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leon Battista Alberti was one of the most important humanist scholars of the Italian Renaissance. Active in mid-fifteenth-century Florence, he was an architect, theorist, and author of texts on perspective and painting. Leon Battista Alberti: On Painting is a cardinal work that revolutionized Western art. In this volume, Rocco Sinisgalli presents a new English translation and critical examination of Alberti's seminal text. Dr Sinisgalli reverses the received understanding of the relationship between the Italian and Latin versions of Alberti's treatise by demonstrating that Alberti wrote it first in Italian and then translated it into a polished Latin over the course of several decades. This volume is richly illustrated to help demonstrate how Alberti understood optics and art"--
Momo, o, Del principe by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

30 editions published between 1942 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della pittura by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

18 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in Italian and German and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) legte mit seinem Traktat über die Malkunst die erste systematische Abhandlung der Neuzeit zur Malerei vor. Er stellte diese Kunst auf das Fundament von Geometrie und Optik, verbesserte die Methoden der Maler, forderte sie auf, die Malkunst zu perfektionieren, und leitete die Liebhaber zum kennerschaftlichen Genuss der Gemälde an. Die Abhandlung ist bis heute eine der wichtigsten Quellen der Kunstgeschichte geblieben. Alberti verfasste sein Werk in italienischer und lateinischer Sprache. Diese Ausgabe enthält den italienischen Text von 1435/36, der sich vor
Leone Battista Alberti's kleinere kunsttheoretische Schriften by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

20 editions published between 1874 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rime e versioni poetiche by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uber das Hauswesen: Della famiglia by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le intercenali by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

23 editions published between 1964 and 1998 in Italian and Latin and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De statua by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la peinture = De pictura : 1435 by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

19 editions published between 1864 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über die Malkunst = Della pittura by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in German and Italian and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Momus, oder, Vom Fürsten = Momus, seu, De principe : lateinisch-deutsche Ausgabe by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family in Renaissance Florence. I libri della famiglia by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De pictura praestantissima by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

32 editions published between 1540 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opvscoli morali by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

17 editions published in 1568 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Standbild by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in German and Latin and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HauptbeschreibungMit der gemeinsamen Publikation der drei Schriften?De Statua?,?De Pictura? und?Elementa Picturae? (Das Standbild, Die Malkunst, Grundlagen der Malerei) verwirklicht das Buch ein Vorhaben Albertis, das bis zu dessen Tod 1472 nicht realisiert werden konnte. Die Texte erhellen das Kunstverständnis ihrer Entstehungszeit und geben Auskunft über die Optik, die Proportionslehre und die Messmethoden der Renaissance. Sie sind bis heute für die Theorie der Malkunst und der Skulptur von gröter Bedeutung. Neben dem lateinischen Text Albertis, der von Kristine Patz an den Manuskripten
 
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Λέων Μπαττίστα Αλμπέρτι Ιταλός καλλιτέχνης, αρχιτέκτονας, ποιητής και φιλόσοφος

АЛЬБЕРТИ, ЛЕОН-БАТТИСТА.

Леон Батиста Алберти

Леон Баттиста Альберти итальянский ученый, гуманист, писатель

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אלברטי, ליאון באטיסטה

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ليون باتيستا ألبيرتي

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アルベルティ, レオン・バッティスタ

アルベルティ, レオン・バティスタ

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Ten books on architectureOn the art of building in ten booksLeon Battista Alberti : On painting : a new translation and critical editionÜber die Malkunst = Della pitturaThe mathematical works of Leon Battista AlbertiCorpus epistolare e documentario di Leon Battista AlbertiAlberti e la cultura del Quattrocento : atti del Convegno internazionale del Comitato nazionale VI centenario della nascita di Leon Battista Alberti, Firenze, 16-17-18 dicembre 2004