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On Painting

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ISBN-10: 0140433317

ISBN-13: 9780140433319

Edition: 2005

Authors: Leon Battista Alberti, Martin. Kemp, Leon Battista Alberti, Leon Battista Alberti

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/2/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.12" wide x 7.76" long x 0.28" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Leon Battista Alberti was born in Genoa, Italy, on February 18, 1404. His father was a major figure in the Florentine political world, and Alberti received a quality education. He studied Latin in Padua and completed his formal training at the University of Bologna, where he received a doctorate in canon law in 1428. In 1432, as a secretary in the Papal Chancery in Rome, Alberti became acquainted with Tommaso Parentucelli who was later elected Pope Nicholas V. Alberti worked for the Pope, studying law cases for seven years. In 1447, he became the Pope's architectural advisor, and upon studying the work of Vitruvius, wrote De Re Aerdificatoria (Ten Books on Architecture) in 1452. Alberti was…    

Martin Kemp is professor of the history of art at Oxford University.