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On painting and On sculpture. The Latin texts of De pictura and De statua

Author: Leon Battista Alberti; Cecil Grayson
Publisher: [London] Phaidon [1972]
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This volume makes available the texts of two of his major works of artistic theory, which in part reflected and in part determined the practice of painting and sculpture and which are fundamental for the understanding of the theory and practice of Italian Renaissance art. In spite of their long acknowledge importance and frequent use, the texts themselves have remained comparatively neglected and not infreaquently  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472.
On painting and On sculpture.
[London] Phaidon [1972]
(OCoLC)623131525
Named Person: Leon Battista Alberti
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Battista Alberti; Cecil Grayson
ISBN: 0714815527 9780714815527
OCLC Number: 579073
Description: viii, 159 pages illustrations 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction. The texts. (a) De pictura ; (b) De statua --
The art of painting --
The art of sculpture --
Bibliography --
De Pictura: on painting. Letter to Filippo Brunelleschi ; Letter to Giovan Francesco Gonzaga ; Book I ; Book II ; Book III ; Notes --
De statua: on sculpture. Letter to Giovan Andrea de, Bussi ; Notes --
Appendix: Alberti's work in painting and sculpture --
Illustrations.
Other Titles: On sculpture.
De pictura.
Responsibility: [by] Leon Battista Alberti. Edited with translations, introduction and notes by Cecil Grayson.

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This volume makes available the texts of two of his major works of artistic theory, which in part reflected and in part determined the practice of painting and sculpture and which are fundamental for the understanding of the theory and practice of Italian Renaissance art. In spite of their long acknowledge importance and frequent use, the texts themselves have remained comparatively neglected and not infreaquently misunderstood. -- Book Jacket.

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