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Alberti, Leon Battista 1404-1472

Works: 1,043 works in 2,704 publications in 8 languages and 36,303 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Satire  Exhibition catalogs  History  Terminology  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bibliography  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Artist, Other, Honoree, Creator, Illustrator, Architect
Classifications: NA1123.A5, B
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On painting by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

69 editions published between 1485 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,756 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"--
On the art of building in ten books by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

114 editions published between 1485 and 2004 in 8 languages and held by 1,402 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
The family in Renaissance Florence by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

32 editions published between 1895 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I libri della famiglia has long been viewed by Italians as a classic of Italian literature. It displays a variety of styles--high rhetoric, systematic moral exposition, novelistic portrayal of character--in the typical Renaissance framework of the dialogue. The chief merit of the work lies in its scope: it directly assays the personal value system of the Florentine bourgeois class, which did so much to foster the development of art, literature, and science. This translation is based upon the critical edition by Cecil Grayson, Serena Professor of Italian Studies, Oxford."--Jacket
Leon Battista Alberti : master builder of the Italian Renaissance by Anthony Grafton( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and German 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
Ten books on architecture by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

23 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On painting and On sculpture. The Latin texts of De pictura and De statua by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 576 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
M. Vitrvvii Pollionis De architectvra libri decem by Vitruvius Pollio( )

19 editions published in 1649 in Latin and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Momus by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 386 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
The ten books of architecture : the 1755 Leoni edition by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

19 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beautifully illustrated magnum opus of great Renaissance theorist who reintroduced the glories of ancient architecture and applied musical and mathematical principles to achieve perfection of proportion in architectural design. Reprinted from extremely rare British edition. 68 black-and-white plates"--Publisher description
Dinner pieces by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 305 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( )

11 editions published between 1726 and 2005 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opere volgari by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

15 editions published between 1843 and 1960 in Italian and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1 I libri della famiglia. Cena familiaris. Villa -- v.2 Rime e tratti morali
Momo, o, Del principe by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

11 editions published between 1942 and 1993 in Italian and German and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hecatonphila. The arte of loue. : Or, loue discouered in an hundred seuerall kindes by Leon Battista Alberti( )

8 editions published in 1598 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance fables( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on recent critical editions, Renaissance Fables offers the first English versions of fables by Alberti, Scala, and Baldi, as well as a new translation of Leonardo's fables. While the fables themselves are often epigrammatically short, they engage large issues of human society and morality by means of symbols and situations borrowed from the world of nature. Extensive textual notes identify the authors' literary and scientific sources and provide cross-references that aid in our understanding of these often enigmatic works. Readers with an interest in Renaissance allegory, emblems, and philosophy, or in artists like Alberti and Leonardo, will find connections with their own disciplines."--BOOK JACKET
The architecture of Leon Battista Alberti in ten books ; Of painting in three books ; and, Of statuary in one book by Leon Battista Alberti( )

20 editions published between 1726 and 1973 in English and Multiple languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leone Battista Alberti's kleinere kunsttheoretische Schriften by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

16 editions published between 1874 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1966 in Italian and Latin and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rime e versioni poetiche by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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On the art of building in ten books
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Lepidus 1404-1472

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