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Alberti, Leon Battista 1404-1472

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Works: 1,574 works in 4,296 publications in 8 languages and 38,861 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Artist, Honoree, Illustrator, Other, zxx, Architect, Dedicatee, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Former owner
Classifications: NA1123.A5, B
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On painting by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

73 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,046 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 )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 801 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
On painting and On sculpture. The Latin texts of De pictura and De statua by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

16 editions published in 1972 in English and Latin and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Ten books on architecture by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1965 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten books of architecture : the 1755 Leoni edition by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

20 editions published between 1955 and 1986 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De commodis litterarum atque incommodis by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

43 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinner pieces by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'architettura. (De re aedificatoria) by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

39 editions published in 1966 in 4 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and held by 287 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"--
Ten books on architecture by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

36 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zehn Bücher über die Baukunst by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

26 editions published between 1912 and 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'architettvra by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

59 editions published between 1565 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opere volgari by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

in Italian and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della pittura by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

19 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 178 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
Uber das Hauswesen: Della famiglia by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in German and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Momus; o, Del principe by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

11 editions published in 1942 in Italian and Latin and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti by Franco Borsi( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Vitrvvii Pollionis De architectvra libri decem by Vitruvius Pollio( Book )

7 editions published in 1649 in Latin and held by 84 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( )

12 editions published between 1726 and 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Λέων Μπαττίστα Αλμπέρτι Ιταλός καλλιτέχνης, αρχιτέκτονας, ποιητής και φιλόσοφος

АЛЬБЕРТИ, ЛЕОН-БАТТИСТА.

Леон Батиста Алберти

Леон Баттиста Альберти итальянский ученый, гуманист, писатель

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אלברטי, לאון באטיסטה, 1404-1472

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알베르티, 레온 바티스타 1404-1472

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アルベルティ, レオン バッティスタ 1404-1472

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Leon Battista Alberti : master builder of the Italian RenaissanceOn the art of building in ten booksThe ten books of architecture : the 1755 Leoni editionDe commodis litterarum atque incommodisDinner piecesLeon Battista Alberti : On painting : a new translation and critical editionTen books on architecture