This blog is dedicated to my 6th great-grandfather, Leon Battista Alberti, a humanist philosopher, author, artist, poet, cryptographer, linguist, and priest.
Leon Battista Alberti's Della Pittura is where "perspective" was 1st constructed as an art-form. He was 1st to represent a 3-Dimensional abyss within a 2-Dimensional image, a central precept of machine vision.
In 1452, Leon Battista Alberti wrote De Re Aedificatoria, "On the Art of Building," the 1st architectural dissertation of the Renaissance. De Re Aedificatoria became the ultimate guide for architecture around the world. The book was not only for the artist though, everyone sympathetic to the arts enshrined this book.
Over a dozen High-Res Images from the Sketchbook of Da Vinci.