On the Art of Building in Ten Books by Leon Battista AlbertiOn the Art of Building in Ten Books by Leon Battista Alberti

On the Art of Building in Ten Books

byLeon Battista AlbertiTranslated byJoseph Rykwert, Neil Leach

Paperback | July 1, 1991

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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.

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Joseph Rykwert is Paul Philippe Cret Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. 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; an...
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Title:On the Art of Building in Ten BooksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:470 pages, 10 × 6.88 × 0.94 inPublished:July 1, 1991Publisher:The MIT Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:026251060X

ISBN - 13:9780262510608

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This English edition surpasses the earlier one in a number of significant ways...It will no doubt soon find a place on all architectural reading lists, and deservedly so.