Leon Battista Alberti: master builder of the Italian Renaissance
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New York : Hill and Wang, 2000.
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A lucid biographical study of a key figure of European cultureLeon Battista Alberti (1404-72) was one of the most original, creative, and 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 that dominated his home city of Florence. He rediscovered the forgotten aesthetics of classical architecture and described, in incomparably vivid terms, the artistic revolution in Florence that began what we now call the Renaissance. But Alberti was more than a mere chronicler--he practiced what he preached. He made spectacular advances in the art of painting and in engineering, and as an architect he was responsible for some of the most exciting buildings in Italy. Yet in spite of his central importance, work on Alberti has for the most part been confined to scholarly monographs. Here, one of our greatest Renaissance scholars offers the general book that Alberti has so long deserved. This is a compelling portrait of a mysterious, original, and highly unusual intellectual, and a colorful tableau of the cities and courts in which he lived and worked.
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First edition.
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xi, 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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English
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0809097524 (alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-401) and index.
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Grafton, A., & Alberti, L. B. (2000). Leon Battista Alberti: master builder of the Italian Renaissance. First edition. New York: Hill and Wang.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grafton, Anthony and Leon Battista Alberti. 2000. Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance. New York: Hill and Wang.

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Grafton, Anthony and Leon Battista Alberti, Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000.

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Grafton, Anthony., and Leon Battista Alberti. Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance. First edition. New York: Hill and Wang, 2000. Print.

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