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|Named Person:||Leon Battista Alberti; Leon Battista Alberti; Leon Battista Alberti; Leon Battista (1404-1472) Alberti; Leon Battista Alberti|
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|Description:||xii, 278 p. : ill. (some col.) maps ; 29 cm.|
|Contents:||The Early Years --
Rome Revesaled and Re-presented --
Architect and Visionary --
Self-portraiture and Alberti's Eye for the future --
Beauty in Art and Building --Sigismondo Malatesta and the Tempio Malatestiano in Rimini --
Giovanni Rucellai and his Architectural Ensemble in Florence --
Ludovico Gonzaga and Alberti in Mantua and Florence --
Federico da Montefeltro of Urbino and Alberti's Design for a Bath Building --
The Art of Building in Practice.
In this book - the first digest of Alberti's architecture to be published for twenty-five years - Robert Tavernor examines a variety of themes: the relationship between the architect and his patrons; his writings on the visual arts and his practical example; his significance for the extension of architectural theory into practice; and his success in raising the status of architecture to an art - one that sought to be in harmony with the natural world. The various building projects with which Alberti is known to have been involved are discussed in detail and placed in approximate chronological order, as well as being described in relation to the role of the patrons and builders and given an historical context.
- Alberti, Leon Battista, -- 1404-1472 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Architecture, Renaissance -- Italy.
- Architects and patrons -- Italy.
- Alberti, Leon Battista, -- 1404-1472. -- De re aedificatoria.
- Alberti, Leon Battista, -- 1404-1472 -- Critique et interprétation
- Architecture de la Renaissance -- Italie
- Architectes et mécènes -- Italie
- Alberti, Leon Battista (1404-1472). -- De re aedificatoria.
- Alberti, Leon Battista -- (1404-1472) -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Architecture -- Italie -- Renaissance.
- Architectes et mécènes -- Italie -- Renaissance.