Translation of Leon Battista Alberti, On the Art of Building in Ten Books

Leon Battista Alberti, On the Art of Building in Ten Books, Joseph Rykwert, Neil Leach and Robert Tavernor (trans.), Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1988, 442pp, Hardback, ISBN 0-262-01099-2. First paperback edition 1991, ISBN 0-262-51060-X.

 

This was the first direct English translation of L B Alberti’s seminal treatise on architecture, de re aedificatoria, written in Latin around 1450. I was the principal translator of the text, and was responsible for many of the footnotes.

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