Leon Battista Alberti, Prologo al De re aedificatoria

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[automatically translated] The prologue to De King aedificatoria (of which we propose a new translation with facing Latin text) presents the fundamental concepts of architectural aesthetics Leon Battista Alberti: The new role of the architect; the importance of drawing as a mental operation; the analogy of the building with the living organism; the meaning of beauty understood both as aesthetic value, in relation to the order of the harmonic nature, as both ethical and social criteria, designed to regulate the appropriateness of ornaments than the various models. These issues, however, widely commented upon in the introduction using specially quotes from the various books of the Treaty,
Original languageItalian
PublisherETS
Number of pages75
ISBN (Print)978-884673255-2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NamePARVA PHILOSOPHICA

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