You are asked to draw the map of Rome as described by Leon Battista Alberti in his Descriptio urbis Romae, or the Delineation of the City of Rome.
- Read the translation of the text in Carpo, Mario and Francesco Furlan, eds., Leon Battista Alberti’s Delineation of the City of Rome, Tempe, Arizona: ACMRS, 2007, pp 97-108. Also study the sketches on pages 33-39 & 73-77. The book is held on reserve for you under the course number at the McLennan Library. You may also consult the available French translation.
- Create the ‘horizon’ instrument that Alberti describes – you are completely free this time to choose your materials and mode of construction (paper, wood, metal, computer-drawn, laser cut, 3d-printed, etc.)
- Create a map of Rome using the instrument & following Alberti’s instructions.