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  • Author:
    Martin Kemp,Leon Battista Alberti
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    0140433317
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    978-0140433319
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    Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (July 2, 1991)
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The leading authority on Alberti's written work, he was awarded the CBE in 1992. Martin Kemp has been Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford since 1995.

The leading authority on Alberti's written work, he was awarded the CBE in 1992. Series: Penguin Classics.

Leon Battista Alberti was the archetype of the Renaissance 'universal man'.

Martin Kemp (Introducer). Cecil Grayson (Translator). Leon Battista Alberti was the archetype of the Renaissance 'universal man'. Bron in Genoa in 1404, he belonged to one of the wealthy merchant-banker families of Florence, and was sent to boarding school in Padua where he received a classical Latin education. Graduating in canon law from the University of Bologna, he subsequently entered the service of the Church and became a secretary in the Papal Chancery at Rome.

On Painting – Leon Battista Alberti Introduction Notes to the Introduction Further Reading On Painting Explanatory Notes.

Category: Art Nonfiction Classics. Jul 02, 1991 ISBN 9780140433319. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. On Painting – Leon Battista Alberti Introduction Notes to the Introduction Further Reading On Painting Explanatory Notes. Looking for More Great Reads? Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US.

Martin Kemp (born 5 March 1942) is emeritus professor of the history of art at. .

Martin Kemp (born 5 March 1942) is emeritus professor of the history of art at University of Oxford. He is considered one of the world's leading experts on the art of Leonardo da Vinci and visualisation in art and science. Kemp has written books about Leonardo da Vinci, including Leonardo (Oxford University Press, 2004, rev. 2011). He has published on imagery in the sciences of anatomy, natural history and optics, including The Science of Art: Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat (Yale University Press).

Published February 28th 1991 by Penguin Classics (first published 1435). 0140433317 (ISBN13: 9780140433319).

With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines

With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Leon Battista Alberti was one of the most important humanist scholars of.

Leon Battista Alberti was one of the most important humanist scholars of the Italian Renaissance. Active in y Florence, he was an architect, theorist, and author of texts on perspective and painting. The translation is from the Tuscan Italian text but with additions from a Latin text where they differ. This book, by the famed Italian architect and humanist Alberti, first published in 1435, was intended to be a presentation of the theoretical rudiments of painting to fellow painters or to those aspiring to become one.

A Complete Annotated Listing. Leon Battista Alberti. 1404 – 1472, Italian. Translated by Cecil Grayson with an Introduction and Notes by Martin Kemp. A Complete Annotated Listing. The first book devoted to the intellectual. rationale for painting, the process of. vision, painting techniques, and the moral. and artistic prerequisites of the artist. remains a classic of art theory.

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Artist, architect, poet and philosopher, Leon Battista Alberti revolutionized the history of art with his theories of perspective in On Painting (1435). Inspired by the order and beauty inherent in nature, his groundbreaking work sets out the principles of distance, dimension and proportion; instructs the painter on how to use the rules of composition, representation, light and colour to create work that is graceful and pleasing to the eye; and stipulates the moral and artistic pre-requisites of the successful painter. On Painting had an immediate and profound influence on Italian Renaissance artists including Ghiberti, Fra Angelico and Veneziano and on later figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, and remains a compelling theory of art.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Originally titled De pictura in Tuscan and published in 1435. This edition is a reprint of an edition published by Phaidon Press in 1972, translated by Cecil Grayson, with an introduction and notes by Martin Kemp. Reprinted with copious bibliographic notes with a revised further reading in 2004. I had this book for a Renaissance Florence history class, along with many other works on art, architecture, politics, commerce, and so forth. Though a short important book, I don't find it all that memorable. While I appreciate it as a seminal book in the historiography of literature, as a book that changed the world, it is not a subject of interest. One needs a comprehension of geometry to understand this book, something I lack. It is not a book I would have picked out myself. He occasionally uses mathematical terms that I don't know, such as Superbipartiens, for example. This book is described by Martin Kemp as embodying the twin aspirations of retrospective emulation and progression innovation (p. 19). It has three sections: rudiments, practice, and ends. Alberti used Classical Roman references in his work to support his arguments, especially Pliny's Natural History. So. like all the Humanists of his time, he relied on Classical writers and artists as models to emulate. The present edition includes comments on the translation by Grayson, as well as two dedications by Alberti. One to Filippo Brunelleschi, the other to Giovan Francesco, Prince of Mantua. Alberti says he divided the work into three parts. Part one is entirely mathematical, showing how art arises from roots with Nature itself. The second part puts art in the hands of artists, distinguishes its parts and explains them all. The third part instructs the artist on how he may and should attain complete mastery and understanding of the art of painting. Alberti wants the painter to be learned in the liberal arts, but above all to have a good knowledge of geometry. Then the painter should pleasure in poets and orators, for these have many ornaments in common with painters (p. 88).
So what is Alberti's thesis? What is he arguing? He is merely giving advice on how to paint, not just the technique of painting, but on being a well-rounded educated person in the humanist perspective. He advises a moderate diligence, friends should be consulted, opinions from spectators should be heard. The painter's work is intended to please the public (p. 95). In his conclusion he boasts he was the first to write about this most subtle subject, as he puts it. It is an early work on painting, but perhaps not the first. However, it was highly influential with Renaissance artists.
Musical Aura Island
I am glad that this book is available on Kindle and in print! Leon Battista Alberti was definitely the da Vinci of his lifetime! Many of his architectural and other works are still in existence in Italy. This treatise has been consulted by many great artists over the centuries, and Leonardo commented on it in his own writings. The diagrams are especially well done! If anybody wants to learn about the rediscovery of perspective in Western art, this is the book to get!
fr0mTheSkY
Great!
Buzatus
a classic edition of a classic.
AfinaS
Thanks, important resource book
Dominator
Great
MilsoN
This book is a little difficult to read seeing as how it was written a few centuries ago but good info if you can get through the language of the book. It was translated from old Italian.
The historical relevance is significant in art history and the introduction by the translator makes it a great read. do not skip the introduction.