On Painting: Revised Edition

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Yale University Press, 1966 - Art - 141 pages
Alberti’s Della Pittura was the first modern analytical study of painting, a pioneering treatise on the theory of art.  A systematic description of the one-point perspective construction, it was primarily designed to persuade both patron and painter in the Renaissance to discard the old tastes in painting for the new. John R. Spencer's translation of Della Pittura is based on all the known manuscripts and is edited with an Introduction and Notes.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
7
SOURCES
33
BOOK TWO
63
BOOK THREE
89
INDEX
137
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