Lecture 7 - Alberti and Filarete: Renaissance I. Alberti a....

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Alberti and Filarete: Renaissance I. Alberti a. Praised Brunelleschi, but had other ideas b. Born 1404 Genoa, Italy i. Illegitimate ii. Alberti Clan = high born, but exile, so can’t return to Florence until 1430 c. Florence i. Surprised at what’s happening ii. Cupola ¾ finished iii. Writes a book on painting, sculpture, and 10 Books on Architecture d. Better educated than Brunelleschi e. Socially prominent = wider worldview than Brunelleschi f. Regards himself as an architect, but doesn’t build buildings i. Sees Archiect as artistician, but not mechanical/technical person g. 10 Books on Architecture (Treatus) i. Talks about technical problems ii. Knows about buildings iii. Focus in ROME iv. (Brunelleschi focused on FLORENCE) v. Based on Vitruvius vi. Now about sophisticated set of problems 1. Proportion 2. Linkage of architecture and human body vii.Rival/outshine Vitruvius h. Civil Servant of Popes (1440s-1472) i. Envied culture of Romans because superior (poured concrete) j. Thinks Brunelleschi’s architecture is starter material i. Didn’t reattain strength of Roman buildings 1. Based on Early Christian buildings k. Arcades i. Romans didn’t have arcades
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Lecture 7 - Alberti and Filarete: Renaissance I. Alberti a....

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