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Alberti, Leon Battista 1404-1472

Overview
Works: 902 works in 2,612 publications in 6 languages and 34,891 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Satire  Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Terminology  Fiction 
Roles: Author, zxx, Honoree, Architect, Artist, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: NA1123.A5, 720
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On painting by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

49 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten books on architecture by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

25 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti : master builder of the Italian Renaissance by Anthony Grafton( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) was one of the most exciting figures of the Italian Renaissance. He wrote the first modern treatise on painting, the first modern manual of classical architecture, and a powerful set of "dialogues" about the princely families of Florence. But Alberti also made his own spectacular advances in the art of painting and in engineering, and was responsible for some of the most exciting architectural designs in Italy. In this volume, Renaissance scholar Anthony Grafton offers the biography and cultural history that Alberti has long deserved. It is a compelling portrait of a mysterious and original intellectual
On the art of building in ten books by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 following Alberti's original intentions. Their version is based on the critical text published in 1966 by Giovanni Orlandi. It replaces the only other significant English version, by the Venetian architect James Leoni, whose source was not the original Latin but an Italian translation dating from the sixteenth century. Rykwert's substantial introduction discusses Alberti's life and career - as papal functionary, writer on a wide variety of topics, and architect and discusses the De Re Aedificatoria itself - its relation to the De Architectura of Vitruvius, its influence on contemporary and later architectural theory and practice, and its bibliographic history. The apparatus also includes an index and a glossary of terms. The translators were fortunate to have the help of eminent Alberti scholar Hans-Karl Lücke of the University of Toronto. Alberti set out to replace Vitruvius's authority, which had been undisputed for over a thousand years. In a Latin which was both more elegant and more precise than that of his ancient predecessor, he succeeded in framing a coherent account of the fragmented knowledge of antique architecture as it had survived through the dark and middle ages. His was the one book which established architecture as an intellectual and professional discipline rather than a craft and gave it a proper theoretical context; by showing how the great examples of ruined antiquity could be emulated in practice, it provided a theoretical basis for the architecture of the Renaissance. Alberti organizes the work of the architect according to solidity, use, and grace. The ten books begin with a book of definitions; there follow two books devoted to materials and constructional methods; books four and five discuss the uses of the parts of the building and the different building types. The bulk of the second part, books six through nine deal with grace: the problems of designing sacred buildings, the problems of beauty and ornament, of proportions. Book ten takes up problems of restoration, water supply, and minor adjuncts to building. -- Publisher's website
Momus by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

5 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Momus is the most ambitious literary creation of Leon Battista Alberti, the famous humanist-scientist-artist and "universal man" of the Italian Renaissance. In this dark comedy, written around 1450, Alberti charts the lively fortunes of his anti-hero Momus, the unscrupulous and vitriolic god of criticism. Alberti deploys his singular erudition and wit to satirize subjects from court life and politics to philosophy and intellectuals, from grand architectural designs to human and divine folly. This edition provides a new Latin text, the first to be based on the two earliest manuscripts, both corrected by Alberti himself, and includes the first full translation into English."--Jacket
Dinner pieces by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti : On painting : a new translation and critical edition by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

9 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leon Battista Alberti was one of the most important humanist scholars of the Italian Renaissance. Active in mid-fifteenth-century Florence, he was an architect, theorist, and author of texts on perspective and painting. Leon Battista Alberti: On Painting is a cardinal work that revolutionized Western art. In this volume, Rocco Sinisgalli presents a new English translation and critical examination of Alberti's seminal text. Dr Sinisgalli reverses the received understanding of the relationship between the Italian and Latin versions of Alberti's treatise by demonstrating that Alberti wrote it first in Italian and then translated it into a polished Latin over the course of several decades. This volume is richly illustrated to help demonstrate how Alberti understood optics and art"--
De commodis litterarum atque incommodis by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opere volgari by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

in Italian and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della pittura by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

25 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) legte mit seinem Traktat über die Malkunst die erste systematische Abhandlung der Neuzeit zur Malerei vor. Er stellte diese Kunst auf das Fundament von Geometrie und Optik, verbesserte die Methoden der Maler, forderte sie auf, die Malkunst zu perfektionieren, und leitete die Liebhaber zum kennerschaftlichen Genuss der Gemälde an. Die Abhandlung ist bis heute eine der wichtigsten Quellen der Kunstgeschichte geblieben. Alberti verfasste sein Werk in italienischer und lateinischer Sprache. Diese Ausgabe enthält den italienischen Text von 1435/36, der sich vor
L'architettura. (De re aedificatoria) by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in Italian and Latin and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opuscoli inediti. "Musca", "Vita S. Potiti" by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

23 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rime e versioni poetiche by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della architettura di Leon Battista Alberti : libri X. Della pittura libri III. E della statua libro I. Tradotti in lingua Italiana da Cosimo Bartoli. Nova edizione divisa in tre tomi, da Giacomo Leoni by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

13 editions published between 1726 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti : the complete works by Franco Borsi( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti by Franco Borsi( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti by Franco Borsi( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mathematical works of Leon Battista Alberti by Kim Williams( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti was an outstanding polymath of the fifteenth century, alongside Piero della Francesca and before Leonardo da Vinci. While his contributions to architecture and the visual arts are well known and available in good English editions, and much of his literary and social writings are also available in English, his mathematical works are not well represented in readily available, accessible English editions have remained accessible only to specialists. The four treatises included here - Ludi matematici, De Componendis Cifris, Elementi di pittura and De lunularum quadratura - ar
 
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On the art of building in ten books
Alternative Names

controlled identityLepidus, 1404-1472

Alberti, Battista, 1404-1472

Alberti, L. B. (Leon Battista), 1404-1472

Alberti, Leo Baptista 1404-1472

Alberti, Leon Batista 1404-1472

Alberti, Leon Battista 1404-1472

Alberti, Leone Battista, 1404-1472

Alberti, Leonis Baptiste, 1404-1472

Lepidus 1404-1472

Альберти, Леон Баттиста 1404-1472

אלברטי, ליאון באטיסטה

Languages
English (238)

Italian (106)

Latin (17)

German (7)

Romanian (3)

French (2)

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Ten books on architectureLeon Battista Alberti : master builder of the Italian RenaissanceOn the art of building in ten booksMomusDinner piecesLeon Battista Alberti : On painting : a new translation and critical editionDe commodis litterarum atque incommodis