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Leon Battista Alberti

Architect, Scholar (14-Feb-1404 — 25-Apr-1472)


Joan Gadol. Leon Battista Alberti: Universal Man of the Early Renaissance. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1969. 266pp.

Anthony Grafton. Leon Battista Alberti: Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance. New York: Hill & Wang. 2000.

Girolamo Mancini. Vita di Leon Battista Alberti. Florence, Italy: Sansoni. 1882. 572pp. Language: Italian.

Paul Henri Michel. Un idéal humain au XVe siècle: La pensée de Léon-Baptiste Alberti. 1930.

Adrian Stokes. Art and Science: A Study of Alberti, Piero Della Francesca and Giorgione. London: Faber and Faber. 1949. 75pp.

Robert Tavernor. On Alberti and the Art of Building. Yale University Press. 1998. 278pp.


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  5. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.8)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.23)

  7. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.7)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.19)

  9. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.12)

  10. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.60)

  11. A Biographical Dictionary of Scientists (p.6)

  12. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.11)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.68)

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