New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998. Alberti. First edition. Hardcover. 258p, over 150 line ills. and photos, many in color. Fine / very good. Item #30658
Drawing on "new reconstructions of Alberti's buildings and new interpretations of his design intentions," Tavernor examines "the relationship between the architect and his patrons; his writings on the visual arts and his practical example; his significance for the extension of architectural theory into practice; and his success in raising the status of architecture to an art." A beautiful copy of an important book.