The extrinsic in the architectural thinking of Leon Battista Alberti: a reading of Sant'Andrea in Mantua

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleThe extrinsic in the architectural thinking of Leon Battista Alberti: a reading of Sant'Andrea in Mantua Author(S)JAMES LAWSON (Author)
Abstract  In the treatise, De re aedificatoria, Alberti sought to establish what was intrinsic to the art of building. It can seem that his over-riding concern was to establish its material and formal nature. However, architecture also figures in his other writings. Surveying the wider panorama of Alberti's thought, it becomes clear that what was extrinsic to architecture, yet crucial to its character, was of no less importance. ...Paginationp 253-269
SubjectEurope -- HistoryDescriptorsRenaissance
Journal TitleRenaissance studies: Journal of the Society for Renaissance Studies  
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