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 Peep show

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

Performance of a Son et lumiere show in Asia

The show called Son et lumiere performed at Shah Jahan’s 7th-century compound, the Red Fort, in Delhi, India, in 1965. Continue reading

International trade fairs still held annually

Fairs of Germany’s medieval cities which include those of Leipzig, begun in 1229; Frankfurt am Main, in 1240 (and perhaps as early as 1050); and Cologne, in 1360, all still hold annually international trade fairs. Continue reading