On the Art of Building in Ten Books. Architectural Monograph, Leon Battista Alberti.

On the Art of Building in Ten Books.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1989. Second Printing. Original Wraps. Small quarto, pp. 442, indexed, illustrated with b/w drawings. Near Fine in Wraps. Item #21183

De Re Aedificatoria, by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), was the first modern treatise on the theory and practice of architecture. Its importance for the subsequent history of architecture is incalculable, yet this is the first English translation based on the original, exceptionally eloquent Latin text on which Alberti's reputation as a theorist is founded.

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