Leon Battista Alberti’s last, greatest, most influential church design was for Sant’Andrea in the northern Italian city of Mantua.
Eugene Johnson is Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, Emeritus, at Williams College. He is the author of S. Andrea in Mantua: The Building History. For an extensive bibliography on Alberti’s architecture, he recommends Robert Tavernor’s On Alberti and the Art of Building.
Professor Johnson writes: “I am grateful to Ralph Lieberman for his perspicacious pair of photos of the façade and interior of Sant’Andrea. Livio Volpi Ghirardini has been a wonderfully generous colleague, up to and including his permission to publish his drawing in these pages.”
Articles by Eugene Johnson
Leon Battista Alberti made the pagan architecture of Greece and Rome safe for Christian churches.