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Leoni, Giacomo approximately 1686-1746

Works: 81 works in 252 publications in 3 languages and 1,307 library holdings
Genres: History  Designs and plans  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Arranger
Classifications: NA2515, 720
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Most widely held works about Giacomo Leoni
Most widely held works by Giacomo Leoni
Ten books on architecture by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1726 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 64 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
Architecture de Palladio divisée en quatre livres dans lesquels, après un traité des cinqs ordres, joint aux observations les plus nécessaires pour bien bâtir ... by Andrea Palladio( Book )

14 editions published in 1726 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'architettura di A. Palladio : divisa in quattro libri, ne'quali, dopo un breve trattato de'cinque ordini, e di quegli auuertimenti, ce sono piu' necessarj a fabbricare ... by Andrea Palladio( Book )

3 editions published in 1715 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some designs for buildings both publick and private by Giacomo Leoni( Book )

6 editions published between 1726 and 1758 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alcuni disegni di edificj pubblici e privati, di Giacomo Leoni architetto by Giacomo Leoni( Book )

11 editions published between 1726 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della architettura di Leon Battista Alberti libri X. Della pittura libri III. E Della statua libro I by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

5 editions published between 1726 and 1739 in Italian and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ten books on architecture
Alternative Names
Giacomo Leoni architecte italien

Giacomo Leoni Italiaans architect (1686-1746)

Giacomo Leoni Italian architect

Giacomo Leoni italienischer Architekt des Georgianischen Stils

Giacomo Leoni italiensk arkitekt

Leoni, Giacomo 1686-1746

Leoni, Giacomo ca. 1686-1746

Leoni, J.

Leoni, Jacques.

Leoni, Jacques 1686-1746

Leoni, Jacques approximately 1686-1746

Leoni, James.

Leoni, James 1686-1746

Leoni, James approximately 1686-1746

Leoni, Jaques.

Leoni, Jaques 1686-1746

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English (116)

French (38)

Italian (19)