On the Art of Building in Ten Books (English and Italian Edition)

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Large 8vo. xxiii (vi), 442 pp, Introduction by Joseph Ryjwert, De re aedificatoria: Editions, On the Illustrations in This Edition, Foreword by Angelo Poliziano; Prologue; I. Lineaments; II. Two Materials; III. Construction; IV. Public Works; V. Works of Individuals; VI. Ornament; VII. Ornament to Sacred Buildings; VIII. Ornament to Public Buildings; IX. Ornament to Private Buildings; X. Restoration of Buildings; abbreviations used in the notes, notes, bibliography, glossary, index with b&w illustrations throughout. New Trnaslation by Joseph Rykwert, Neil Leach, and Robert Tavernor: 1988. Beige cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "De Re Aedificatoria, by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), was the first modern treatise on the theory and practice of architecture and in its time a model of learned Latin writing. Its importance for the subsequent history of architecture is incalculable; yet this is the first major English translation based on the original text on which Alberti's reputation

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

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