Modern treatise on geography

The Italian architect and mathematician Leon Battista Alberti wrote the modern treatise on geography circa 1440. In his writing he also included an explanation of his methods for surveying and mapping the city of Rome.

Date:
      1440
Name(s):
      Leon Battista Alberti
Occupation:
      Architect
      Mathematician
Location:
      Italy


Additional Information:

  • Leon Battista Alberti – Wikipedia
    Leon Battista Alberti (Italian: [leˈom batˈtista alˈbɛrti]; February 18, 1404 – April 25, 1472) was an Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer; he epitomised the Renaissance Man.
  • Leon Battista Alberti | Italian architect and author | Britannica.com
    Leon Battista Alberti, (born Feb. 14, 1404, Genoa—died April 25, 1472, Rome), Italian humanist, architect, and principal initiator of Renaissance art theory. In his personality, works, and breadth of learning, he is considered the prototype of the Renaissance “universal man.”
  • Leon Battista Alberti – New World Encyclopedia
    Leon Battista Alberti or Leone Battista Alberti (February 14, 1404 – April 25, 1472) was an Italian author, poet, linguist, architect, philosopher, cryptographer, and general Renaissance polymath. In Italy, his first name is usually spelled Leon.
  • History of Art:The Early Renaissance, Leon Battista Alberti, Filarete
    In the 15th century, humanism, a new intellectual movement, broke with medieval scholastic traditions and renewed an appreciation of language, literature, and the wonders of the ancient world. In Italy, artists looked back to the art of Rome, while, in Flemish cities, the sense of “renewal” was expressed in a move towards greater naturalism. The combination of these two interpretations gave birth to modern European art.
  • Leon Battista Alberti – Renaissance and Reformation – Oxford …
    Leon Battista Alberti (b. 1404–d. 1472), humanist and architect, was born in Genoa, the illegitimate son of Lorenzo Alberti, a Florentine banker in exile. After studies in Padua and Bologna, he was employed as a papal secretary.

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