Leon Battista Alberti

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. Continue reading

The Renaissance man

Humanist scholar Leon Battista Alberti, secretary at the papal court in Rome, Italy, from 1432 to 1464, is considered as the Renaissance man. Continue reading

Cipher wheel was invented circa 1466

The Italian scholar and artist Leon Battista Alberti, famed as the first Renaissance man, invented the Cipher wheel, circa 1466. Continue reading

The Peep show

The Italian Renaissance master Leon Battista Alberti painted miniature scenes inside a box, creating Peep shows, in 1437. Continue reading

Scientific explanation of perspective in art

The Italian painter and architect Leon Battista Alberti in his book De pictures (On Painting), also known as Della pittura, written in 1435, he describes the science behind the perspectives in art. (basically how to make building look real in a painting via vanishing points and lighting points) Continue reading

Renaissance concept of the artist originated in Florence

In 1435, the Renaissance concept of an artist originated in Florence, Italy, all due to Leon Battista Alberti’s influential book De pictura, or Della pittura (On Painting). Continue reading

Treatise on the theory of architecture

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). Continue reading

Angled fortifications to protect against bombardment

The Italian Humanist polymath Leon Battista Alberti published the concept for Angled Fortifications to protect against bombardment. Continue reading

Modern treatise on geography

The Italian architect and mathematician Leon Battista Alberti wrote the modern treatise on geography circa 1440. Continue reading

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (born c. 80–70 BC, died after c. 15 BC), commonly known as Vitruvius or Vitruvi or Vitruvio, was a Roman author, architect, civil engineer and military engineer during the 1st century BC, Continue reading