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On military encampments: Antonio Alberti's unknown treatise Della architettura militare chiamata volgarmente fortificazione in its synoptic redaction by Fra Egnazio Danti (FONTES 69)

Danti, Ignazio

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Abstract

FONTES 69 presents an unknown treatise on military architecture by the military architect and engineer Antonio Alberti of Urbino (active 1570-1585) "Della Architettura Militare chiamata volgarmente fortificazione", on military encampments. An extensive synoptic description of Alberti’s missing treatise in tabular form is here identified for the first time in Fra Egnazio Danti’s (1536-1586) "Le scienze matematiche ridotte in tavole" (Bologna 1577). This synoptic redaction is reproduced in a full text version. Antonio Alberti’s "new" treatise is considered in the context of similar works by earlier and near contemporary writers on military architecture: Sebastiano Serlio, Guillaume Du Choul, Gian Giorgio Trissino, Andrea Palladio, Pietro Cataneo, and Giovanni Franco, revealing the essentially practical and empirical nature of Alberti’s text.

Translation of abstract (German)

FONTES 69 stellt eine unbekannte Abhandlung über die Militärarchitektur des Architekten und Ingenieurs Antonio Alberti von Urbino (fl. 1570-1585) "Della Architettura Militare chiamata volgarmente fortificazione" vor. Eine umfangreiche synoptische Beschreibung der verschollenen Original-Abhandlung Albertis in tabellarischer Form wird hier zum ersten Mal in den "Le scienze matematiche ridotte in tavole" (Bologna 1577) von Fra Egnazio Danti (1536-1586) belegt. Diese synoptische Ausgabe wird als Volltext wiedergegeben. Antonio Albertis "neue" Abhandlung wird im Rahmen von ähnlichen Werken von früheren und zeitgenössischen Autoren betrachtet: Sebastiano Serlio, Guillaume Du Choul, Gian Giorgio Trissino, Andrea Palladio, Pietro Cataneo und Giovanni Franco. Die im Wesentlichen praktische und empirische Natur von Albertis Text wird so verdeutlicht.

Document type: Book
Editors: Davis, Margaret Daly
Date: 2012
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2012 11:29
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Architecture
Controlled Subjects: Alberti, Antonio / Della architettura militare chiamata volgarmente fortificazione, Synopse, Danti, Ignazio / Le scienze matematiche
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traktat ; Traktat, antiquarische Thematik / Archäologie ; Traktat / Militärarchitektur
Subject (classification): Artists, Architects
Architecture
Countries/Regions: Italy