Leon Battista Alberti : the chameleon's eye
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303 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 23 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-292) and index.
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One of the most brilliant and original authors and architects of the entire Renaissance, Leon Battista Alberti's output encompassed engineering, surveying, cryptography, poetry, humour, political commentary and more. He employed irony, satire and playful allusion in his written works, and developed a sophisticated approach to architecture that combined the ancient and modern. Born into the Florentine elite, Alberti was nonetheless disadvantaged due to exile and illegitimacy. As a result, he became an acute analyst of the social institutions of his time, as well as a profoundly existential writer who was intensely preoccupied with the human condition. This new account explores Alberti's life and works, examining how his personal and intellectual preoccupations continually pushed him to engage with an ever-broader spectrum of Renaissance culture.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Pearson, C., & Alberti, L. B. (2022). Leon Battista Alberti: the chameleon's eye . Reaktion Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pearson, Caspar, 1974- and Leon Battista Alberti. 2022. Leon Battista Alberti: The Chameleon's Eye. Reaktion Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Pearson, Caspar, 1974- and Leon Battista Alberti. Leon Battista Alberti: The Chameleon's Eye Reaktion Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Pearson, Caspar, and Leon Battista Alberti. Leon Battista Alberti: The Chameleon's Eye Reaktion Books, 2022.

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