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1. History of Italian Renaissance
2. Art of Renaissance Florence, 1400-1600
3. Art in Renaissance Italy
4. Medieval and Renaissance Treatises
5. Renaissance Art Pop-Up Book
6. Northern Renaissance Art (Oxford
7. The Art of the Italian Renaissance:
8. The Northern Renaissance A&I
9. Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black
10. Renaissance Art (Eye on Art)
11. Northern Renaissance Art
12. Brunelleschi's Egg: Nature, Art,
13. Art in Renaissance Italy: 1350-1500
14. Art and Love in Renaissance Italy
15. Indian Renaissance: British Romantic
16. The Jew in the Art of the Italian
17. Renaissance in the Classroom:
18. Renaissance Florence: The Invention
19. Renaissance Art in France: The
20. Courts and Courtly Arts in Renaissance

1. History of Italian Renaissance Art (Paper cover) (7th Edition) (Mysearchlab Series for Art Mysearchlab Series for Art)
by Frederick Hartt, David Wilkins
Paperback: 736 Pages (2010-01-13)
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Asin: 0205705812
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For survey courses in Italian Renaissance art.


A broad survey of art and architecture in Italy between c. 1250 and 1600, this book approaches the works from the point of view of the artist as individual creator and as an expression of the city within which the artist was working.


History of Italian Renaissance Art, Seventh Edition, brings you an updated understanding of this pivotal period as it incorporates new research and current art historical thinking, while also maintaining the integrity of the story that Frederick Hartt first told so enthusiastically many years ago. Choosing to retain Frederick Hartt's traditional framework, David Wilkins' incisive revisions keep the book fresh and up-to-date.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Joe?
This book is great, was received brand new like i asked, and timing was spot on. well. not quite, but just 1 day later than i anticipated, which is pretty damn good. given the fact that amazon cannot read minds of brilliant men. like me. if anyone's buying this because it is a required text for school than...well good luck. if anyone's buying this for pleasure it's excellent. and detailed. and high five me when you see me walking down the street for writing an awesome review :D thanks ebay!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good buy
The book came well packaged and in great condition.

Some writing on the pages of chicken scratch hand-writing.

That aside, the pricing was fair for what I bought rather than going through my colleges bookstore which up-charged an extra $30 for a used book like this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Art History Classes and for Personal Reference Use
I used this book for an art history course and now much later am rereading sections of it to decide what art works I will see on a trip to Florence and Venice.It covers the origins and periods of the Italian Renaissance up to 1600.The descriptions of art works are lengthy and detailed-needed for a class-and useful for learning another way to look at art when you are not an artist. The course and the book made me see this period of art as more than just a time of Madonna pictures.Works by the great artists of the time are covered as well as lesser known but interesting artists, architects, sculptors and leading figures of that period.It is a greatreference book for artist and art lover alike.The guide books mention many of the artists, churches and other buildings covered in this book, but the book has details that can help a traveler decide what to see if time does not allow seeing everything.Remember that it is about Italy only and not other countries that later experienced the Renaissance.

4-0 out of 5 stars Of 981 illustrations only 135 in color
Illustrating accurately visual art in its presentation and analysis makes sense. Less than 14 % of all illustrations being in color seems somehow disappointing. Otherwise, the book is exquisite including its beautiful printing and bounding. All the illustrations occupy approx. a half of the 696 pages, but the text is what counts. Maps of the centers of Rome, Florence and Venice on the inside of the front cover and on the flyleaf show many important landmarks, but architecture appears to be a bit underrepresented.
Prefaces and Forewords 6
1. Italy and Italian Art 27
2. Duecento Art in Tuscany and Rome 43
3. Florentine Art of the Early Trecento 76
4. Sienese Art of the Early Trecento 104
5. Later Gothic Art in Tuscany and Northern Italy 133
6. The Beginnings of Renaissance Architecture 152
7. Gothic and Renaissance in Tuscan Sculpture 167
8. Gothic and Renaissance in Florentine Painting 187
9. The Heritage of Masaccio and the Second Renaissance Style 213
10. The Second Renaissance Style in Architecture and Sculpture 229
11. Absolute and Perfect Painting: The Second Renaissance Style 252
12. Crisis and Crosscurrents 290
13. Science, Poetry, and Prose 317
14. The Renaissance in Central Italy 350
15. Gothic and Renaissance in Venice and Northern Italy 378
16. The High Renaissance in Florence 430
17. The High Renaissance in Rome 479
18. High Renaissance and Mannerism 535
19. High and Late Renaissance in Venice and on the Mainland 582
20. Michelangelo and the Maniera 631
Glossary 662
Bibliography 669
Index 678
Credits 696

5-0 out of 5 stars History of Italian Renaissance Art Review
This book is beautiful and thorough, and even though I had to buy it for class, I am very glad that I did and will keep it when the semester is over. The price was right and I love the book. ... Read more

2. Art of Renaissance Florence, 1400-1600 (Chairman's Circle Books)
by Loren Partridge
Paperback: 256 Pages (2009-10-27)
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Asin: 052025774X
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In this absorbing illustrated history, Loren Partridge takes the reader on an insightful tour of Renaissance Florence and sheds new light on its celebrated art and culture by examining the city's great architectural and artistic achievements in their political, intellectual, and religious contexts. This essential and accessible text, the only up-to-date volume on Renaissance Florence currently available, incorporates insights from recent scholarship, including gender studies, while emphasizing the artists' social status, rivalries, and innovations. The result is a multilevel exploration of how the celebrated Florentine culture formally registers in specific works of art or architecture and how these works interactively informed and often shaped the culture. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful Guide to Florence
This book absolutely transformed my recent trip to Florence. It far
outshines every other book I've read re: Renaissance art. I've been
traveling to Italy for years and am passionate about the period. I learned
an enormous amount not only about the rich artworks themselves, but also
the context in which they were created. How I wish this book had been
written years ago. A very intelligently written and accessible book, that
both scholars and travelers, armchair and otherwise will find enriching.
Abundant color illustrations, diagrams, and also artists' bios. A real
steal at the price!

5-0 out of 5 stars Splendid!!
Thanks to this book, my recent stay in Florence was ever so much richer. The organization of the book --treating artworks by genre and chronologically-- helped me gain insight into works I've admired for decades. The book's writing style is elegant and accessible; and there is an abundance of color plates (several hundred, it seems) along with a very helpful pull-out map where all the artworks are indicated. A terrific read and a great buy. ... Read more

3. Art in Renaissance Italy
by John T. Paoletti, Gary M. Radke
Paperback: 544 Pages (2005-07-23)
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Asin: 0131935100
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KEY BENEFIT: A glance at the pages of Art in Renaissance Italy shows at once its freshness and breadth of approach, which includes thorough explanation into how and why works of art, buildings, prints, and other forms of visual production came to be. The authors also discuss how men and women of the Renaissance regarded art and artists, why works of Renaissance art look the way they do, and what this means to us. Unlike other books on the subject, this one covers not only Florence and Rome, but also Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Naples–each governed in a distinctly different manner, every one with individual, political, and social structures that inevitably affected artistic styles. Spanning more than three centuries, the narrative brings to life the rich tapestry of Italian Renaissance society and the art that is its enduring legacy. Throughout, special features, including textual sources from the period and descriptions of social rituals, evoke and document the people and places of this dynamic age. The book covers the art and artists of Italy during the Renaissance–Florence, Rome, Milan, Venice, Naples and other regions, from the 13th through the 15th centuries. For Renaissance art enthusiasts and others interested in the art of Italy’s Renaissance.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Italian Art
The turn around for this purchase was very quick.Our daughter took it to Italy for one of her studies abroad classes.

5-0 out of 5 stars tons of info, great pics
I lived in Italy for over a year and this was the primary text book for my renaissance art history class.It was a wonderful book with pictures and so much information, I had to purchase it for myself.

4-0 out of 5 stars Art in Renaissance Italy, Second Edition
I needed this book for my college Ren. Art class and our bookstore wasn't getting it in on time. PLUS they were ONLY selling it for $80.00!! I have always had wonderful results with amazon and trust their speedy delivery.
The books information is extremely indepth with wonderful colored pictures to go along with our professors lectures. I've developed a desire to see Florence and the Or San Michele there. If someone were to ask me about it 2 months ago, i would have asked them to repeat themselves. But indepth on monuments, paintings, cities and regions all over the country and throughout the 12th- 16th centuries.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for any artist!
This book is far and above what I had expected.Emphasis was placed on being user friendly, which is paramount with such a heavy topic.Side bars on the inner political, religious, and general public life help to clarifywhat influenced the artist in making choices of subject, style, andcomposition.I now have a clearer understanding of why I paint how I do,and why we as a culture critique art the way we do. ... Read more

4. Medieval and Renaissance Treatises on the Arts of Painting: Original Texts with English Translations (History of Art)
by Mrs. Mary P. Merrifield
Paperback: 1280 Pages (2010-11-18)
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Asin: 0486404404
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Preeminent among rare reference books, this 1849 work reprints (with the original-language version and its English translation on facing pages) manuscript collections on painting and related arts from the 12th through 17th centuries. The treatises describe European oil painting practices, methods of mixing pigments, much more. Preliminary commentary on each treatise, plus excellent introduction discussing social history, artistic practices. Glossary. Index. 6 illus.
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5-0 out of 5 stars It is still one of the most important books on the argument
Written in 1848-9, this book contains some of the most important manuscripts on the arts, like the MANOSCRITTO BOLOGNESE, HERACLIUS BOOK, MANUSCRIPT OF JEHANN LE BEGUE, ecc.. Each manuscript is in its originallanguage together with the english translation. The introduction byM.P.Merrifield is still very interesting.

5-0 out of 5 stars It is still one of the most important books on the argument
Written in 1848-9, this book contains some of the most important manuscripts on the arts, like the MANOSCRITTO BOLOGNESE, HERACLIUS BOOK, MANUSCRIPT OF JEHANN LE BEGUE, ecc.. Each manuscript is in its originallanguage together with the english translation. The introduction byM.P.Merrifield is still very interesting. ... Read more

5. Renaissance Art Pop-Up Book
by Stephen Farthing
Hardcover: 14 Pages (2010-10-05)
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Asin: 0789320800
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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A never-before-seen presentation of art and architecture from the Renaissance era, in elegant, informative, and engaging three-dimensional form. Accompanied by stunning art and ingenious pop engineering, Renaissance Art Pop-Up Book presents the talent and imagination of some of the most influential artists in history. Ranging from the influences of Gothic art on the early Renaissance to the culmination of High Renaissance, this book follows the appearance of new forms in religious and secular painting and the burgeoning use of groundbreaking techniques, such as perspective and narrative in painting; new innovations in architecture; and the unique genius of artists from all over Europe. The book features the most outstanding artists, art, and architecture of the period, including the frescoes of Giotto, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and the works of Caravaggio, Botticelli, Titian, Dürer, and Massacio, to name only a few. Innovative pop-ups include a working camera obscura; da Vinci’s "flying machine"; Piero della Francesca’s View of the Ideal City, with removable perspective lines; Brunelleschi’s majestic Duomo in Florence; and a fold-out timeline of the Renaissance. Showcasing the artistic innovations of the era in interactive format, this book gives the reader a fresh perspective, thereby teaching the principles and history of the Renaissance in a new and unique way. Renaissance Art Pop-Up Book is a superb tour of the greatest achievements of the world’s early masters, and is the perfect educational gift for art lovers of all ages. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars It's an OK book
I was hoping for more. The book is awkward to hold because of the drawer. It's great that they included a little light box, but it didn't need the drawer, it could have been tucked into a slit on a page like some other extras in this book. The pop-ups are mostly good - though several do not line up properly and I had to force them into position so that they wouldn't tear or bend when changing pages.

The miniature art is fantastic. There is A LOT of information in this book as well. I haven't finished reading it all yet! I like that about this book. So often the story is fluff or almost non-existent in a book like this. But there is so much to read, it's almost like a real art lesson! ... Read more

6. Northern Renaissance Art (Oxford History of Art)
by Susie Nash
Paperback: 384 Pages (2009-01-29)
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Asin: 0192842692
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This book offers a wide-ranging introduction to the way that art was made, valued, and viewed in northern Europe in the age of the Renaissance, from the late fourteenth to the early years of the sixteenth century. Drawing on a rich range of sources, from inventories and guild regulations to poetry and chronicles, it examines everything from panel paintings to carved altarpieces.

While many little-known works are foregrounded, Susie Nash also presents new ways of viewing and understanding the more familiar, such as the paintings of Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, and Hans Memling, by considering the social and economic context of their creation and reception. Throughout, Nash challenges the perception that Italy was the European leader in artistic innovation at this time, demonstrating forcefully that Northern art, and particularly that of the Southern Netherlands, dominated visual culture throughout Europe in this crucial period. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A great introduction to Renaissance Art
This is a great introduction to Renaissance Art, and a provocative read for those already familiar with this time. Nash argues that Italy wasn't necessarily the center of Renaissance Art, and defends her argument well with beautiful full-color reproductions of stunning art and very accessible text. ... Read more

7. The Art of the Italian Renaissance: Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
Paperback: 464 Pages (2008-02)
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Asin: 0841600716
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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These substantial volumes on art periods vividly portray the most important achievements from the areas of European architecture, sculpture, and painting.The impressive photographs of works from all visual arts movements are at the center of these richly illustrated volumes.The books successfully provide an overview of the artistic diversity of the individual periods, and they couldn't have been written and illustrated any more clearly.The informative and interesting texts have been written by renowned authors from the fields of history, architecture and art history, providing a multifaceted view of each period.These books are a real pleasure for anyone with an interest in art. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Take it to Italy
Forget the weight restrictions - If you are traveling to Italy, read this before you go and take it with you to read while there.Gorgeous pictures, lots of facts, and interesting sidebars.Even if you are an avid art student, you will learn something and enjoy your Italian experience more for having befriended this tome.

Angela Sparks

3-0 out of 5 stars less than what I have expected
I have bought this book mostly for the images, and unfortunately all the images are printed with this yellowish colour which make the reproductions far from their originals. I guess it's still ok for this price.

5-0 out of 5 stars L. Mark Taylor (Kingston, Jamaica)
This is an excellent publication, which will excite the layman and thestudent equally. The scholarship is superb and the illustrations are exquisite.
Included are both familiar and new items integrating architecture, painting and sculpture of this most exciting period of human creativity.
Probably for the first time in a single, general introductory publication we have a book that does justice to the arts of the period, in full colour. There is much to recommend in the book which without going into great depth provides up-to-date scholarship covering the entire period of the Italian Renaissance.
There is no other book available in English to match this work, and it maintains the quality of other Konemann publications covering the Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Neoclassical & Romantic Periods in European Art and Architecture.
Architects should be aware that while there are some building plansin the books they are not designed to be strict architectural books and serve only to generally introduce the buildings in their time and context.
Finally for such fine large format, full colour publications the prices are unbelievably economical. Buy them all if you have even passing interest in these eras of art, you will not regret it. ... Read more

8. The Northern Renaissance A&I (Art and Ideas)
by Jeffrey Chipps Smith
Paperback: 448 Pages (2004-07-28)
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An exploration of a highly innovative and exciting period of art following the careers of artists such as Van Eyck, Dürer and Holbein. Jeffrey Chipps Smith analyses the context of the time, such as the Protestant Reformation and the discovery of the Americas. He offers the reader an insight into domestic, civic and court life illustrated by some of the most exquisite artworks ever created. ... Read more

9. Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America
by Mary Schmidt Campbell
Hardcover: 200 Pages (1994-02-01)
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Asin: 0810981289
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In the 1920s, Harlem was "the capital of Black America" and home to an epochal African-American cultural flowering called the Harlem Renaissance. This book presents the work of the most important visual artists of the day, including Meta Warrick Fuller, Aaron Douglas and Palmer Hayden. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful overview.
This is a very nice looking book that not only provides context about the Harlem Renaissance and the proliferation of Black artists during the 20's and 30's, but it also includes many reproductions of some of the period's most representative works. From the cover photo which is a copy William Johnson's "Boy in a Vest," to the James VanDerZee's striking black and white photography, to the sculptures of Meta Warwick, the reader is treated to many examples of the visual arts. There are also essays and poems by the Countee Cullen and other writers of the time. This is a good introduction to the period and is suitable for children and young adults. And old adults too for that matter!

4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
This is a great book for someone interested in learning about the Harlem Renaissance.The author presents vital information in an accessible way, and illustrates the diversity and complexity that is American Art. ... Read more

10. Renaissance Art (Eye on Art)
by Stuart A. Kallen
Hardcover: 112 Pages (2008-07-11)
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11. Northern Renaissance Art
by James Snyder, Larry Silver, Henry Luttikhuizen
Paperback: 592 Pages (2004-09-12)
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Asin: 0131895648
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The only comprehensive volume available for the study of Northern Renaissance Art, this paperback presents stylistic and iconographical themes, art historical scholarship, and valuable analyses for today's learners. Its coverage and color capture the authors' lasting excitement for the period and its artists. A three-part organization covers international currents in the Fourteen Century, Fifteenth-Century Innovations, and Renaissance and Reformation in the Sixteenth Century. For a complete understanding of Northern Renaissance Art—its geography, patronage, and audience expectations.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic Reference Book
I think that I am like many people in that my knowledge of the Renaissance Art of Northern Europe comes from a few lectures in a college art history survey course.A few iconic images from the likes of Bosch, Holbein,Durer and Breugel are all that come to mind.I knew the era was important but the details were sketchy.

"Northern Renaissace Art" is everything you could want to deepen your knowledge of this important period of history.The book is 750 pages long and has over 680 illustration of which 250 are in beautifully reproduced color.James Snyder does an excellent job of explaining why those iconic paintings that everyone knows are great and deserve to be remembered 500 years after they were painted.More importantly, Snyder takes those second tier masters out of obscurity and elevates them to their proper place in history.Before reading this book, I had never heard of such masters as Jan Gossaert, Jean Fouquet and Petrus Christus. It was a exciting to get know their work. By no means is "Northern Rensaissace Art" a reasonably priced book.But it is the type of book that will give you great pleasure for many years.

5-0 out of 5 stars Art historian must have!
Just buy it.You won't be sorry.Great images and lots of informative discussion of imagery.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Other Half of the Renaissance
Books on the Renaissance can be quite confusing to non-specialists. For example, Shakespeare classes in English schools discuss him as a Renaissance writer. Yet art teachers describe his near contemporary, Rubens, as the quintessential Baroque artist!
So exactly what does Northern Renaissance Art cover? Is it an age that can be separated, marked out and surveyed by political or religious activities? And by northern what is meant? Is Switzerland the home of northern art? Can it be made in Italy? And what makes it significant and different from the universally recognized world of Italian Renaissance Art, where the term 'art' is always capitalized?
Well, the truth lies pretty much with all of the above. As Snyder shows, several distinct cultures fall into this very large historical category. If you're buying this book as a student for a class, I can only hope you have more than one semester to give to the material. Northern Renaissance Art covers an enormous time period and many countries. It approaches in diversity the far better known works and ideas of the Italian Renaissance. No one seriously discusses the Italian Renaissance in a single semester - the material is taught in a series of classes. The same limitations and requirements should apply to teaching the Northern Renaissance. Art history today no longer focuses on aesthetic questions of style; as a result a student faces a lifetime's study of a period's culture and history.
However, there are some basics. If one word could define what separates the two worlds of the Italian and Northern Renaissance - that word would have to be naturalism. Northern European artists revel in achievements of realism that far surpass the Italians, who, while perfectly capable of such stylistic work, prefer a more intellectually formalized approach. Indeed, Michelangelo dismissed northern artist's attention to nature and care for photographic details as incidental, and excessively ephemeral, when contrasted to his Italian art which used images for projecting deeper spiritual values. The public, however, was delighted with the landscapes, and their non-abstract openness. Many artists from the north specialized in landscape, and it became a manner so associated with them that it was not uncommon for Italian painters to hire Northern artists to fill in the 'less important' landscape backgrounds of their larger canvases.
The Italian Renaissance differed also in that it was singularly connected to the revival and reappreciation of ancient 'pagan' works of art. These antiquities provided a challenge, as well as a reawakening, for the artists and thinkers of Italy. In the north artists did not have at hand magnificent works of ancient architecture or sculpture: as a result intellectual challenges were quite different; though initially tied to the Italian thinking, the northern artists more and more shifted focus onto their own immediate world. As the fifteenth century closed they became attuned to newer discoveries from the exploration of new (not ancient)worlds by sea, and the individuals emancipation brought about through the beginnings of Protestant thought. For moderns this means that the Northern Renaissance often appears closer to us and our own post photographic record of the world. The artist's sense of intimacy with nature seems little different than what most of us know as landscape art.Their religious works also convey a striking ease with space less contrived than our eyes find the representation of space in most Italian painting of the same era. All made the more attractive for being so accessible. Some of this difference marks profound religious and philosophical differences - northern art has about it some of the fervor of emancipation - there is here a reflection of the Armana naturalism revolting against the old art of a more dogmatic less individualistic Egypt. Eventually Italian artists would adapt to this new naturalism, especially in the north of Italy in Venice, in the works of Bellini, Giorgione, and Titian.
This book introduces the reader to the early Flemish master painters, such as Van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, the later great German artists, such as Durer and Holbein and Grunewald, and the strange inner universe of Bosch. Topping off the age are the works of one of the grandest of all humanists, Pieter Bruegel the elder. And these are just some of the great painters! There remains a wealth of sculpture and architecture, drawing and craft work. Moreover, the Northern Renaissance is also an artistic universe filled with fresh new theories and a milieu profoundly effected by the great religious upheaval of the Reformation.
Snyder gives as good an overview of so much material as one could hope for - his work replete with an enormous number of images, many of which have for nearly half a millenium been accepted as iconic. The text treats the material with a practised consideration, born of many years study. However; the impetus of the book is to direct the reader further afield, and this is indisputably the author's greatest achievement and the point of such a survey work. The real jewels for readers will be enlarging these discoveries by travel and on site awareness, these efforts made more satisfying through study of specific texts directed at the new artists whose work transforms your view of what the Renaissance was.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Northern Renaissance
I am using this book as a text in school and I am quite impressed.I bought this book (hardcover) for half the price of the paper back version sold at my school.The text in interesting, not dry.The images are good reproductions.The only thing that I don't admire about the book is that some of the images are printed in black and white.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Northern Renaissance
I am using this book as a text in school and I am quite impressed.I bought this book (hardcover) for half the price of the paper back version sold at my school.The text in interesting, not dry.The images are good reproductions.The only thing that I don't admire about the book is that some of the images are printed in black and white. ... Read more

12. Brunelleschi's Egg: Nature, Art, and Gender in Renaissance Italy
by Mary D. Garrard
Hardcover: 448 Pages (2010-11-04)
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Feminist historians of science and philosophy have shown that during the Italian Renaissance, the profound shift in the concept of nature--from an organic worldview to the scientific--was assisted by the gender metaphor that defined nature as female. In this provocative and groundbreaking book, Mary D. Garrard extends this analysis to the history of art and proposes that the larger shift was both anticipated and mediated by the visual arts. In case studies of such major figures as Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Giorgione, and Titian, Garrard examines the changing relationship of art and nature in the Renaissance, and shows how they were cast by artists and theorists as gendered competitors in a steadily escalating rhetoric. ... Read more

13. Art in Renaissance Italy: 1350-1500 (Oxford History of Art)
by Evelyn Welch
Paperback: 354 Pages (2001-05-17)
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Asin: 019284279X
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The Italian Renaissance was a pivotal period in the history of Western culture during which artists such as Masaccio, Donatello, Fra Angelico, and Leonardo created some of the world's most influential and exciting works in a variety of artistic fields. Here, Evelyn Welch presents a fresh picture of the Italian Renaissance by challenging traditional scholarship and placing emphasis on recreating the experience of contemporary Italians:the patrons who commissioned the works, the members of the public who viewed them, and the artists who produced them.Art in Renaissance Italy 1350-1500 dramatically revises the traditional story of the Renaissance and takes into account new issues that have greatly enriched our understanding of the period. From paintings and coins to sculptures and tapestries, Welch examines the issues of materials, workshop practices, and artist-patron relationships, and explores the ways in which visual imagery related to contemporary sexual, social, and political behavior. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Exelent book great images
I couldn't put it down.I am glad to add it to my library of art history books.The images are detailed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting
A very interesting book if you are brushing up on Italian Art and paintings.

3-0 out of 5 stars Dense and anachronistic
I think the reader will get lost here and possibly come away with a misapprehension about the times unless they have a fairly strong background in European history.Overall, it was a bit puzzling.

You really have to read this book critically because some parts are bizarre.I remember at one point she describes artists as being involved in several businesses, with the aim of providing for their retirement.While in individual cases, it is likely true that successful artists owned rental property and so forth, but "providing for retirement" certainly sounds like an anachronism.It's not immediately clear what is meant by "retirement" in a time when several generations of a family might live in the same house, and work work together in the same artists' workshop.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Overview
Well written and researched, Ms. Welch does a very good job of giving an overall view of an important period of history - both artistic and political. Good jumping off point for more specific studies in Italian Renaissance history. ... Read more

14. Art and Love in Renaissance Italy (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Hardcover: 392 Pages (2008-11-25)
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With contributions by Sarah Cartwright, Jessie McNab, J. Kenneth Moore, Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, Wendy Thompson, and Jeremy Warren


Many famous Italian Renaissance artworks were made to celebrate love and marriage. They were the pinnacles of a tradition---dating from the early Renaissance---of commemorating betrothal, marriage, and the birth of a child by commissioning extraordinary objects or exchanging them as gifts. This important volume is the first to examine the entire range of works to which Renaissance rituals of love and marriage gave rise and makes a major contribution to our understanding of Renaissance art in its broader cultural context. Some 140 works of art, dating from about 1400 to 1600, are discussed by a distinguished group of scholars and are reproduced in full color.


Marriage and childbirth gifts are the point of departure. These range from maiolica, glassware, and jewelry to birth trays, musical instruments, and nuptial portraits. Bonds of love of another sort were represented in erotic drawings and prints. From these precedents, an increasingly inventive approach to subjects of love and marriage culminated in paintings by some of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, including Giulio Romano, Lorenzo Lotto, and Titian.


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5-0 out of 5 stars Love at the Met Mus of art
This is a beautiful and stirring book depicting point by point the current exhibition at the Museum of Art.I have been to the exhibit
and this wonderful volume describes in marvelous detail the subject matter of art and love in Renaissance Italy.

I traveled recently to Italy and explored and researched the masters decribed in this book and it thrills me to be able to own in one volume the pictures and the material associated with this particular theme.

The exhibit is a mindblower and so is this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Art and Love in Renaissance Italy
Having recently co-authored a novel that focuses on art and love in Renaissance Italy, and on the intimate lives of the women who lived in it, I was delighted to see the magnificent catalogue published to accompany the Metropolitan Museum exhibition on Art and Love in Renaissance Italy.Lavishly illustrated with works in a variety of media, from painting to ceramic vessels to wooden birth trays, the catalogue offers proof of the importance of artwork in the daily life of Renaissance society. The well-written and detailed essays discuss the place of imagery in all stages of Renaissance marriage, from courtship, to engagement, to childbirth. Along with the pageantry and celebration that accompanied these events for the well-to-do, came a dazzling array of jewelry, portraits, and costume, as well as specific functional but gorgeously decorated items such as cassone (marriage chests), bowls for washing the newborn, engagement rings for the anellamento, and dishware for new mothers. Drawing on mythology, religious imagery and the specific iconography of Renaissance Italy, the works depicted in the exhibit and painstakingly researched in the catalogue essays offer a window into the intimate lives of the patrons who commissioned and displayed them. For those whose curiosity about the love life and childbirth practices of Renaissance Italy are not fully sated by the exhibit, I strongly recommend The Miracles of Prato (William Morrow), forthcoming this January. The novel features just the kind of objects displayed in the exhibit, and follows the life of Fra Filippo Lippi, whose Portrait of a Woman and Man at a Casement Window is truly one of the highlights of the show.

5-0 out of 5 stars How to get married at the time of Filippo Lippi
The catalogue for the current show at the Met in NYC, which will later go to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, this is a beautiful and scholarly publication, centered on that most human of passion, love, and the relationship between bride and groom during the Renaissance. Shown here are not only paintings (masterpieces by Lotto, Titian or Lippi), but also numerous artefacts such as glass vessels, plates, vases, books,wedding rings, cassone panels etc, all made to commemorate the childbirths or weddings of the rich (always) andfamous (sometimes) of the time. The text, often based on ancient records (inventories of dowries, description of the "negotiations" between the two wedding parties, private letters...)succeeds in setting the works of art in their social and economic context, showing how a wedding inRenaissance Italy was much more than just the outcome of a mere love affair.

High-quality illustrations and a text that tackles a rarely studied sociological aspect of the Renaissance make this book a valuable addition to any arts library. ... Read more

15. Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art And the Prospect of India (British Art and Visual Culture Since 1750 New Readings) (British Art and Visual Culture Since 1750 New Readings)
by Hermione De Almeida, George H. Gilpin
Hardcover: 336 Pages (2006-03-31)
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"Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India" is the first comprehensive examination of British artists whose first-hand impressions and prospects of the Indian subcontinent became a stimulus for the Romantic Movement in England; it is also a survey of the transformation of the images brought home by these artists into the cultural imperatives of imperial, Victorian Britain. The book proposes a second - Indian - Renaissance for British (and European) art and culture and an undeniable connection between English Romanticism and British Imperialism. Artists treated in-depth include James Forbes, James Wales, Tilly Kettle, William Hodges, Johann Zoffany, Francesco Renaldi, Thomas and William Daniell, Robert Home, Thomas Hickey, Arthur William Devis, R. H. Colebrooke, Alexander Allan, Henry Salt, James Baillie Fraser, Charles Gold, James Moffat, Charles D'Oyly, William Blake, J. M. W. Turner, and George Chinnery. ... Read more

16. The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance (Jewish Culture and Contexts)
by Dana E. Katz
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2008-05-07)
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Renaissance Italy is often characterized as a place of unusual tolerance and privilege toward Jews. Unlike England, France, Germany, Spain, and Portugal, the princely courts of early modern Italy, particularly Urbino, Mantua, and Ferrara, offered economic and social prosperity to Jews. When anti-Jewish hostilities created civic tumult in this region, secular authorities promptly contained the violence.

Yet this written record tells only one part of the story. Pictures tell another. In The Jew in the Art of the Italian Renaissance, Dana E. Katz reveals how Renaissance paintings and sculpture became part of a policy of tolerance that deflected violence to a symbolic status. While rulers upheld toleration legislation governing Christian-Jewish relations, they simultaneously supported artistic commissions that perpetuated violence against Jews. The economic benefits Jewish toleration supplied never outweighed the animosity toward Jews' participation in the Christian community.

Katz examines how particular forms of visual representation were used to punish Jews symbolically for alleged crimes against Christianity, including host desecration, deicide, and ritual murder. The production of such imagery testifies to the distinctive Jewry policies employed in the northern Italian princedoms, republican Florence, and imperial Trent. The book provides new insights into famous masterworks by Andrea Mantegna, Paolo Uccello, and others, placing these paintings within a larger discourse that incorporates noncanonical, provincial works of art.

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17. Renaissance in the Classroom: Arts Integration and Meaningful Learning
Paperback: 312 Pages (2001-03-01)
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This book invites readers to consider the possibilities for learning and growth when artists and arts educators come into a classroom and work with teachers to engage students in drama, dance, visual art, music, and media arts. It is a nuts-and-bolts guide to arts integration, across the curriculum in grades K-12, describing how students, teachers, and artists get started with arts integration, work through classroom curriculum involving the arts, and go beyond the typical "unit" to engage in the arts throughout the school year. The framework is based on six years of arts integration in the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE).

Renaissance in the Classroom:
*fully explains the planning, implementation, and assessment processes in arts integration;
*frames arts integration in the larger context of curriculum integration, problem-based learning, and the multiple intelligences;
*provides the theoretical frameworks that connect standards-based instruction to innovative teaching and learning, and embeds arts education in the larger issue of whole school improvement;
*blends a description of the arts integration process with personal stories, anecdotes, and impressions of those involved, with a wealth of examples from diverse cultural backgrounds;
*tells the stories of arts integration from the classroom to the school level and introduces the dynamics of arts partnerships in communities that connect arts organizations, schools, and neighborhoods;
*offers a variety of resources for engaging the arts--either as an individual teacher or within a partnership; and
*includes a color insert that illustrates the work teachers, students, and artists have done in arts integration schools and an extensive appendix of tools, instruments, Web site, contacts, and curriculum ideas for immediate use.

Of primary interest to K-12 classroom teachers, arts specialists, and visiting artists who work with young people in schools or community arts organizations, this book is also highly relevant and useful for policymakers, arts partnerships, administrators, and parents.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Arts Integration at it's best!
This book is a great review of and start off point to any school interested in Arts Integration. I loved it so much, I encouraged our school to do a book study. After my whole faculty read it, we were inspired! We have been integrating the arts for 5 years. This is a tremendous read! ... Read more

18. Renaissance Florence: The Invention of a New Art (Perspectives Series)
by Richard N. Turner
Paperback: 176 Pages (1997)
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For courses in Renaissance Art.This text offers an incisive and original account of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Florentine art in its social, cultural, political, geographic, economic and religious settings. Ranging in scope from monumental and public artworks to the intimacy of the domestic interior, it explores artistic patronage and the working conditions of artists in a way that is fully accessible to the inexperienced reader. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic for Florence
Renaissance Florence by Turner is an absolute must for Florence. The book has a plethora of information that will enhance anyone's trip to the city.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book!
The book is very well done.The photographs are of high quality; the coverage complete.I purchased the volume as background information for an art history survey course I'm enrolled in (I already hold a post-grad degree), and found it to be an excellent supplement to the cursory review my textbook offered.

5-0 out of 5 stars Explaining Florence
As an art lover and architect, who has been reading extensivelly aboutItaly and spent three weeks exploring the city, I define this book ascomprehensive, delicious to read and excellent in contents. Turner explainshow the city has achieved such a moment in human civilization, not only byits art, but by its economics, technology, geography, historic context,social behavior. This book is one to fall in love with, and I would put itas a must read together with Kenneth Clark's Civilization. ... Read more

19. Renaissance Art in France: The Invention of Classicism
by Henri Zerner
Paperback: 480 Pages (2004-01-03)
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Harvard professor Zerner focuses on one of the most dynamic and flamboyant periods in art history, the Renaissance in France. Renaissance Art in France explains how the school of Fontainebleau, in its exaggerated elegance and complex fantasies, combined French forms of medieval origin with the Italianate decorative style. It quickly came to represent a high point in the development of Mannerism and laid the groundwork for the invention of French Classicism. The volume showcases artists who excelled in the fine arts such as court portraitist François Clouet and sculptor Jean Goujon, as well as those working in decorative arts that also flourished during this period: tapestry, stained-glass windows, printmaking, and metalwork. With beautiful illustrations and an accessible text, it is all summed up here in one compact volume.
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20. Courts and Courtly Arts in Renaissance Italy: Arts and Politics in the Early Modern Age
Hardcover: 444 Pages (2010-11-16)
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Italian Renaissance art is closely intertwined with the development of courts and court culture in much of the Italian territory. The patronage of the ruling families of the small Italian city-states greatly favored the flourishing of the figurative arts and architecture, but also in music, literature, and theater.

The main chapters are enriched by texts focused on particular aspects of Renaissance culture and politics. Essays are written by well-known Italian scholars - such as Franco Piperno on music, Rinaldo Rinaldi on literature, Alessandro Cecchi on Medicean Florence and Alessandro Angelini on the papal court in Rome - and are accompanied by a rich and accurate iconography, showing not only famous masterpieces but also lesser known works of art and architecture. The book is completed by an annotated bibliography for the various chapters and by an index of names and places.

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