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9780300000016

On Painting

On Painting
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  • ISBN-13: 9780300000016
  • ISBN: 0300000014
  • Publication Date: 1967
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

AUTHOR

Alberti, Leon Battista, Spencer, John R.

SUMMARY

Alberti's Della Pittura was the first modern analytical study of painting, a pioneering treatise on the theory of art. A systematic description of the one-point perspective construction, it was primarily designed to persuade both patron and painter in the Renaissance to discard the old tastes in painting for the new. In his prologue, Alberti states that his work consists of three books: 'the first, all mathematics, concerning the roots in nature which are the source of this delightful and most noble art. The second book puts the art in the hand of the artist, distinguishing its parts and demonstrating all. The third introduces the artist to the means and the end, the ability and desire of acquiring perfect skill and knowledge in painting.'Alberti, Leon Battista is the author of 'On Painting', published 1967 under ISBN 9780300000016 and ISBN 0300000014.

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