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Leon Battista Alberti: universal man of the early Renaissance.

Author: Joan Kelly
Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press [1969]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Leon Battista Alberti; Leon Battista Alberti; Leon Battista Alberti; Leon Battista Alberti; Leon Battista Alberti
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Kelly
ISBN: 0226307891 9780226307893 0226278417 9780226278414 0226278409 9780226278407
OCLC Number: 81699
Description: xv, 266 pages illustrations 22 x 23 cm
Contents: The painter's perspective. Vision: the optical theory of natural perspectives ; Depiction before Alberti ; The new visual geometry ; Depiction after Alberti --
The classical perspective. Proportion in painting ; "Rational seeing" and "Renaissance" ; The form of the individual --
Art, the mirror of nature. Renaissance art theory ; The theory of Renaissance architecture: numerus, finitio, and collocatio ; The practice of Renaissance architecture ; Nature and genius --
The rational cosmos. Art and cosmology, medieval and modern ; The measure of the Earth ; The measure of the heavens ; The scientific mode of thought --
Rational man. The humanistic mode of thought: letters and virtue ; Epilogue: The measure of the man.
Other Titles: Universal man of the early Renaissance

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