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Alberti, Leon Battista 1404-1472

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Works: 902 works in 2,671 publications in 7 languages and 35,081 library holdings
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Roles: Author, zxx, Architect, Artist, Illustrator, Other
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On painting by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

31 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family in Renaissance Florence by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

94 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,493 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
Ten books on architecture by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

26 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 807 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 )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and Latin and held by 580 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
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 301 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 269 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

L'architettura by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

54 editions published between 1550 and 1990 in Italian and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opere volgari by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

7 editions published in 1843 in Italian and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Della pittura by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

22 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 184 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
Renaissance fables( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 183 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
L'architettura. (De re aedificatoria) by Leon Battista Alberti( Book )

9 editions published in 1966 in Italian and Latin and held by 175 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 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1874 and 1970 in 4 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published in 1649 in Latin and held by 97 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

 
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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

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Ten books on architectureOn the art of building in ten booksMomusDinner piecesLeon Battista Alberti : On painting : a new translation and critical editionDe commodis litterarum atque incommodisRenaissance fables