Leon Battista Alberti
(Genoa, February 18, 1404 - Rome, April 25, 1472) was an Italian architect, writer, mathematician, humanist, cryptographer, linguist, philosopher, musician and archaeologist;
he was one of the most multifaceted artistic figures of the Renaissance.

A constant interest of him was the search for rules, theoretical or practical, capable of guiding the work of artists. In his works he mentioned some canons, for example: in the De statue he exposed the proportions of the human body, in the De pictura he provided the first definition of the scientific perspective and finally in the De re aedificatoria (work on which he worked until his death, in 1472), he described all cases relating to modern architecture ......Wikipedia...>>
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