2019-theory-worksheet-Alberti (1).docx - Nate Madison ARC 232 Theory Worksheet Author Book title Year Leon Battista Alberti De Architettura/On the Art

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Nate Madison ARC 232 Theory Worksheet Author: Leon Battista Alberti Book title: De Architettura/On the Art of Building in Ten Books Year: 1485 Why was Alberti motivated to write this book? Alberti sought to preserve the tradition of classical architectural design. He saw great value in the works of antiquity and noticed how underappreciated they were in his day. He wrote these volumes to show people that the architecture of the past had worth and could be learned from. What is the most important idea about judging buildings (and/or other aesthetic objects) that this author wants to communicate? That they posses a realistic and natural beauty. This means that they are not flaunting extravagance or unrealistically gaudy. Instead they should be well balanced and look like they belong where and how they are. How do they justify their ideas? Provide a quote(s) as evidence. By providing examples of two famous structures from mythology. One was built by a beloved
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  • Fall '19
  • Leon Battista Alberti, ENG 210

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