On painting [by] Leon Battista Alberti.
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On painting [by] Leon Battista Alberti. Translated with introd. and notes by John R. Spencer. by Leon Battista Alberti

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


  • Painting -- Early works to 1800

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Edition Notes

ContributionsSpencer, John R.
LC ClassificationsND1130 A483 1966
The Physical Object
Number of Pages141
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17899643M

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