The Ten Books of Architecture: The 1755 Leoni Edition
"Often cited as the paragon of the Renaissance man, Leon Battista Alberti was much admired for the vast breadth of his learning and accomplishment. But it was in his field of architecture that he made his greatest mark. He utilized procedures in musical harmony and mathematical technique in his schematic planning and design to achieve a perfection of proportion seldon equaled in the history of architecture. In his buildings he restored the monumentality of ancient architecture, reinterpreting such devices as the triumphal arch and the temple front, drawing his inspiration from such classic structures as Roman tombs and basilicas."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Patterns Handbook: Techniques, Strategies, and Applications
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