Leon Battista Alberti écrivit le De re aedificatoria au milieu du XVe siècle. Le terminus post quem pour le début de la rédaction est traditionnellement placé en . Leon Battista Alberti wrote De re aedificatoria in the middle of the 15th century. The terminus post quem for the beginning of the writing is traditionally set in . De re aedificatoria libri decem. Author: Leon Battista Alberti (Italian, Genoa – Rome). Publisher: Jacob Cammerlander (German, active Strasburg.

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It was followed in by his less influential work, De statuain which he examines sculpture.


Jupiter and the other gods come down to earth also, but they return to heaven after Jupiter breaks his nose in a great storm. Francesco Borsi, Leon Battista Alberti.

Princes, Cities, Architectstrans. Ancient Polykleitos Canon Vitruvius De architectura. File change date and time His mother is not known, and his father was a wealthy Florentine who had been exiled from his own city, aedificagoria to return in As an artist, Alberti distinguished himself from the ordinary craftsman, educated in workshops.

Guide to Alberti, Leon Battista, De re aedificatoria. Manuscript, circa

But if on the other hand art imitates nature, and it is the part of the same discipline to know the form and the matter up to a point e. The design, which radically transformed the center of the town, included a palace for the pope, a church, a town hall and a building for the bishops who would accompany the Pope on his trips. The piazza is a trapezoid shape defined by four buildings, with a focus on Pienza Cathedral and passages aedififatoria either side opening onto a landscape view.


The inner courtyard has Corinthian columns.

Shop home Shop search. Framed print costs include the cost of the print. To order publication-quality reproductions, or for permission to copy or use any part of the digital images attached to this finding aid for any commercial purposes, please contact the Special Collections Research Center. Alberti was gifted in many ways. Books IV and V, Universorum opus, singulorum opustreat the typology of the edifices; the next four books, Ornamentum, sacrorum ornamentum, publici profani ornamentumare devoted to the aesthetic definition of architecture.

According to Alberti, Vitruvius seems to want to speak Greek to the Latins and Latin to the Greeks so that one can’t understand anything “ut non intelligamus” Krautheimer This page was last edited on 15 Octoberat Wikimedia Commons has media related to Leon Battista Alberti. Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites.

Thus I will limit myself to the question of sources and to a synthetic description of the treatise’s structure and to the general themes characterizing the different parts making up the treatise, as well as a brief development of Alberti’s global conception of architecture.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Archived from the original on February 10, Among Alberti’s concerns was the social effect of architecture, and to this end he was very well aware albfrti the cityscape.

This is all perfectly consistent with the Greek philosopher’s writings: Chapels add small geometric figures to the basic circles and polygons to give a great variety of floor plans, alebrti which each geometrical figure retains its clear unity and simple ratios that bind all elements of the plans and elevations into a harmonic unity. The other passage gives perhaps an even clearer account of the Aristotelian inspiration of the Albertian concept of architecture, ” The arts, therefore, which govern the matter and have knowledge are two, namely the art aedifiatoria uses the product and the art which directs the production of it.

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