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On Alberti and the art of building

Author: Robert Tavernor
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leon Battista Alberti (1404-72) - writer, painter and sculptor, mathematician and, most famously, architectural theorist and architect - came closer than anyone to the Renaissance ideal of the 'complete man'. Recognised by his contemporaries as an extraordinary person, he helped to shape, through his writings and his practical example in the arts, the way in which the natural and artificial world was perceived and
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Leon Battista Alberti; Leon Battista Alberti; Leon Battista Alberti; Leon Battista Alberti; Leon Battista (1404-1472) Alberti; Leon Battista Alberti
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Tavernor
ISBN: 0300076150 9780300076158
OCLC Number: 38842065
Description: xii, 278 pages : illustrations (some color) 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.
Responsibility: Robert Tavernor.

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A digest of Alberti's architecture which examines a variety of themes such as the relationship between the architect and his patrons, his writings on the visual arts and his practical example, his  Read more...

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