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On the art of building in ten books

Author: Leon Battista Alberti
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Named Person: Leon Battista Alberti
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Battista Alberti
ISBN: 0262010992 9780262010993 026251060X 9780262510608
Language Note: Translation of: De re aedificatoria.
OCLC Number: 16801184
Notes: Translation of: De re aedificatoria.
Description: xxiii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Lineaments --
Materials --
Construction --
Public works --
Works of individuals --
Ornament --
Ornament to sacred buildings --
Ornament to public secular buildings --
Ornament to private buildings --
Restoration of buildings.
Other Titles: De re aedificatoria.
Responsibility: Leon Battista Alberti ; translated by Joseph Rykwert, Neil Leach, and Robert Tavernor.

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This is the first English translation based on the original De Re Aedificatoria, the exceptionally eloquent Latin text on which Alberti's reputation as a theorist is founded.  Read more...
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Brilliantly translated...Rykwert and his team have restored the pleasures of Alberti's writing for English readers...This undoubtedly deserves to become the standard English translation. -- Anthony Read more...

 
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