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With Neil Leach and Robert Tavernor. De Re Aedificatoria , by Leon Battista Alberti , 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. Brilliantly translated Rykwert and his team have restored the pleasures of Alberti's writing for English readers This undoubtedly deserves to become the standard English translation.
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. 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 Search Search.
Search Advanced Search close Close. Preview Preview. Add to Cart Buying Options. Request Permissions Exam copy. Overview Author s Praise. Summary De Re Aedificatoria , by Leon Battista Alberti , was the first modern treatise on the theory and practice of architecture. Share Share Share email. Authors Leon Battista Alberti. Reviews Brilliantly translated Anthony Hughes Times Literary Supplement This English edition surpasses the earlier one in a number of significant ways Paul Davies Art History.
Endorsements A new and valuable resource which immediately relegates to the category of a curiosity Rykwert's earlier republication of James Leoni's translation John Onians Building Design.
De re aedificatoria On the Art of Building is a classic architectural treatise written by Leon Battista Alberti between and It was followed in with the first printed edition of Vitruvius. Alberti's Ten Books consciously echoes Vitruvius's writing, but Alberti also adopts a critical attitude toward his predecessor. In his discussion, Alberti includes a wide variety of literary sources, including Plato and Aristotle , presenting a concise version of the sociology of architecture. De re aedificatoria is subdivided into ten books and includes:. In his survey of desirable floor plans for sacred buildings — "temples" in his phrase—Alberti begins with the ideal form of the circle, which is expressed in numerous examples of Nature.
On the Art of Building in Ten Books