ISBN-10:
026251060X
ISBN-13:
9780262510608
Pub. Date:
07/01/1991
Publisher:
MIT Press
On the Art of Building in Ten Books / Edition 1

On the Art of Building in Ten Books / Edition 1

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Overview

De Re Aedificatoria, by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), was the first modern treatise on the theory and practice of architecture. Its importance for the subsequent history of architecture 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262510608
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 07/01/1991
Series: The MIT Press
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 470
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.14(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania.

Neil Leach is an architect and theorist who has taught at a number of institutions worldwide, including the Architectural Association in London, the Dessau Institute Dessau, Germany, and Columbia University. He is the author, editor, or translator of more than a dozen books, including Rethinking Architecture, The Anaesthetics of Architecture (MIT Press, 1999), and Alberti's On the Art of Building in Ten Books (MIT Press 1991).

Robert Tavernor is Professor and Head of Architecture at the University of Bath and a practicing architect. His previous books include a translation (with Joseph Rykwert and Neil Leach) of Alberti's On the Art of Building in Ten Books; and Palladio and Palladianism.

What People are Saying About This

Building Design - John Onians

A new and valuable resource which immediately relegates to the category of a curiosity Rykwert's earlier republication of James Leoni's translation...Now all those involved with architecture...can listen to Alberti and find that be has much to say that will interest them.

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A new and valuable resource which immediately relegates to the category of a curiosity Rykwert's earlier republication of James Leoni's translation...Now all those involved with architecture...can listen to Alberti and find that be has much to say that will interest them.

John Onians , Building Design

From the Publisher

A new and valuable resource which immediately relegates to the category of a curiosity Rykwert's earlier republication of James Leoni's translation...Now all those involved with architecture...can listen to Alberti and find that be has much to say that will interest them.

John Onians , Building Design

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