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Alberti at Rimini

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Alberti at Rimini
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the process of patronage in fifteenth-century Italy
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Logan
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Nicole Wallens
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1969-
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Nicole Logan
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chair
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Sarah Blake
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Sarah Blake McHam
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internal member
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Puglisi
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Catherine
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Catherine Puglisi
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Advisory Committee
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Radke
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Gary
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Gary Radke
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outside member
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2013
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2013-01
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eng
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In 1450, Leon Battista Alberti was hired by the condottiere Sigismondo Malatesta to redesign the church of San Francesco in Rimini, now known as the Tempio Malatestiano. Alberti’s design has been recognized as the first classically-inspired church façade of the Renaissance. For the other decorative facets of this project Sigismondo employed accomplished, high profile personalities: Piero della Francesca, Matteo de’ Pasti, Agostino di Duccio. Yet Alberti had a notable absence of architectural training or experience. This dissertation explains why Alberti was selected for this high-profile commission, despite his lack of architectural résumé. Therefore I approach the Tempio Malatestiano not as an exemplar of Italian Renaissance architecture, but rather as the starting point of an effort to understand the various forces at work in the process of artistic patronage in fifteenth-century Italy. This study investigates how and why Sigisimondo and Alberti came together to produce the monument of the Tempio Malatestiano. The analysis addresses the complex issue of the definition of the architect in the transitional period of the mid-fifteenth century – a development in which Alberti himself was a key player – and explores the backgrounds of both protagonists in an effort to determine why Alberti was chosen over the many established architects of the period. I show that Alberti had many other qualifications in his myriad intellectual activities; in this regard he was no exception to Sigismondo’s rule of hiring accomplished courtiers. Furthermore, Sigismondo’s patronage agenda had as much to do with his personal and political aims and circumstances as it did artistic ones, and I show how only Alberti could satisfy these goals. In the process a new view of Alberti’s important and controversial time in Rome is proposed. Finally, this study contributes to the wider field of Alberti studies in its discussion of the ways in which Alberti’s other intellectual activities contributed to his career as architect and how these played out in the design of the Tempio Malatestiano.
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Art History
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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xi, 297 p. : ill.
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Nicole Wallens Logan
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Alberti, Leon Battista,--1404-1472
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Tempio malatestiano (Rimini, Italy)
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Church architecture--Italy--Rimini
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Rimini (Italy)--Buildings, structures, etc.
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http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore10001600001.ETD.000067797
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3KK99F6
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ETD doctoral
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Logan
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Nicole
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2012-12-03 14:25:44
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Nicole Logan
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Rutgers University. Graduate School - New Brunswick
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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