Leon Battista Alberti

Alberti

Literature and philosophy were not the only subjects that began to flourish during the Renaissance.  The sciences as they apply to human life also began to be explored more.  While studying canon law, Leon Battista Alberti (1401-1472) wrote several works of poetry and fiction in both Italian and Latin.  Alberti later turned to the subjects of mathematics and science.  His De re aedificatoria is an architectural treatise which seeks to update Vitruvius' classical notions of architecture.

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Leon Battista Alberti, De re aedificatoria, printed by Nicolaus Laurentinii, Alemanus, 1485
Leon Battista Alberti, De re aedificatoria, printed by Nicolaus Laurentinii, Alemanus, 1485 (UIUC X 720 AL1d)

 


 

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