The Italian Renaissance master Leon Battista Alberti, published in 1485, a treatise on the theory of architecture called De reaedificatoria (On the Art of Building). Leon was the first to have a systematic discussion of architecture as “the art of building” and not just as an exercise in structural mathematics.
Leon Battista Alberti
- Leon Battista Alberti – Wikipedia
Leon Battista Alberti was born in 1404 in Genoa. His mother is unknown, and his father was a wealthy Florentine who had been exiled from his own city, allowed to return in 1428.
- Leon Battista Alberti | Italian architect and author | Britannica.com
Leon Battista Alberti. 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: Architecture in the Renaissance | Study.com
Leon Battista Alberti was one of the greatest contributors to Renaissance ideas on architecture. In this lesson, we’ll look at his life, works, and legacy and see how Alberti’s theories impacted Renaissance society and beyond.
- Regio: Leon Battista Alberti and the theory of region in architecture …
Leon Battista Alberti explicated his whole architectural theory adhering to the framework of a basic theoretical model in which regio was the first in the series of six universal constituencies of every architectural endeavor whether practical or interpretative.
- Concinnitas in the architectural theory and practice of Leon Battista …
In his treatise on architecture, de re aedificatoria, Leon Battista Alberti (1404 – 72) described Beauty in architecture as concinnitas: a harmony or congruity of the various parts of a building assembled according to principles :summarised by three categories of numerus, finitio and collocatio .
- Leon Battista Alberti: Renaissance Architect, Art Theorist
The Italian architect, painter, sculptor, and writer Leon Battista Alberti was the most important art-theorist of the Early Renaissance.