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Leon Battista Alberti
Transcript of Leon Battista Alberti
Born to Lorenzo Alberti
Father was wealthy Florentine family in Genoa, Italy.
Alberti recieved the highest and most dignified education in classics from an Italian nobleman. 1404-1472 Alberti first focused on his writing.... On the Advantages and Disadvantages of Letters Philodoxus Amator (1492) Ecatonfilea (1429) Leon Battista Alberti highly regarded mathematics as a commmon ground for art and sciences which inpsired his first treatise, Della pittura. Well versed in optics
Used scientific content to determine perspective and its relation to geometry .
Used as an instrument of artistic and architectural design.
Used Arab Polymath to explain optics Stressed that "all steps of learning should be sought from nature."
Alberti on beauty "the harmony of all parts in relation to one another" De re aedificatoria 1485
First of it's kind
Opened up Alberti's ideas to Flourtine Renassaince Nature and Beauty Palazzo Rucellai Facade New ideals of renassiance architecture
Facade built for Rucellai Florantine Family
Tuscan order, Ionic order, Corinthian Order on each level.
Used pilasters and entablatures in proportional
Noted for perfect sense of measure
Bases for stylistic principles of classical art
Aesthetic theory of proportionality and harmony 1420 Gothic-Renassiance Church
Alberti asked to add design to it
Comissioned by Giovanni di Paolo Rucellai
Black and White marble inlay
Proportion + Classical Detail + Humanist Ideals
Volutes, pediments, columns, scrolls, and geomtric aspects incoorperated Basilica of Santa Maria Novella Work Cited
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"Ten Books on Architecture (work by Alberti)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. "Beauty: the adjustment of all parts proportionately so that one cannot add or subtract or change without impairing the harmony of the whole"
"for in painting beauty is as pleasing as it is necessary." A written work dealing formally and systematically with a subject. ionic