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History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600 books

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Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace by Stefanie Solum Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace

Long obfuscated by modern definitions of historical evidence and art patronage, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de' Medici's impact on the visual world of her time comes to light in this book, the first full-length scholarly argument for a lay woman's contributions to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Death, Torture and the Broken Body in European Art, 1300-1650 by John R. Decker Death, Torture and the Broken Body in European Art, 1300-1650

Bodies mangled, limbs broken, skin flayed, blood spilled: from paintings to prints to small sculptures, the art of the late Middle Ages and early modern period gave rise to disturbing scenes of violence. Many of these torture scenes recall Christ's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/09/2017

Federico Barocci Inspiration and Innovation in Early Modern Italy by Judith Walker Mann Federico Barocci Inspiration and Innovation in Early Modern Italy

Reviewers of a recent exhibition termed Federico Barocci (ca. 1533-1612), 'the greatest artist you've never heard of'. One of the first original iconographers of the Counter Reformation, Barocci was a remarkably inventive religious painter and draftsman, and the first Italian...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Graven Images The Art of the Woodcut by Jon Crabb Graven Images The Art of the Woodcut

With a foreword by Reece Shearsmith, this beautifully designed book highlights some of the most striking and amusing examples of the woodcut from the British Library's collections, evoking monsters, witches, criminals, drinking, war and politics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017

Views of Salisbury Cathedral 2018 Views of Salisbury Cathedral are Images I Have Taken Over the Last Two Years. All Taken at Different Times of the Year and in Various Light Conditions,Giving an Idea  by N. N. Views of Salisbury Cathedral 2018 Views of Salisbury Cathedral are Images I Have Taken Over the Last Two Years. All Taken at Different Times of the Year and in Various Light Conditions,Giving an Idea

Salisbury Cathedral view was awarded the best view in England a couple of years ago and this speaks for itself. A marvel of medieval engineering once the fourth tallest building it dominates the Salisbury Skyline. Hopefully my photographs do it...
Format: Calendar - Released: 01/04/2017

Views of Salisbury Cathedral 2018 Views of Salisbury Cathedral are Images I Have Taken Over the Last Two Years. All Taken at Different Times of the Year and in Various Light Conditions,Giving an Idea  by N. N. Views of Salisbury Cathedral 2018 Views of Salisbury Cathedral are Images I Have Taken Over the Last Two Years. All Taken at Different Times of the Year and in Various Light Conditions,Giving an Idea

Salisbury Cathedral view was awarded the best view in England a couple of years ago and this speaks for itself. A marvel of medieval engineering once the fourth tallest building it dominates the Salisbury Skyline. Hopefully my photographs do it...
Format: Calendar - Released: 01/04/2017

The Seven Ancient Wonders in the Early Modern World by Inmaculada Rodriguez, Victor Minguez The Seven Ancient Wonders in the Early Modern World
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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have had a lasting impact upon the intellectual landscape of the post-classical world. As well as provoking historical debate and reflection, they have proved an enduring yardstick by which succeeding generations have measured...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/03/2017

The Art of Law Three Centuries of Justice Depicted by ,Vanessa Paumen The Art of Law Three Centuries of Justice Depicted

The Art of Law features the top 100 pieces from three centuries depicting justice, and accompanies an exhibition at the Bruges Groeninge Museum.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2017

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Lettered Artists and the Languages of Empire Painters and the Profession in Early Colonial Quito by Susan Verdi Webster Lettered Artists and the Languages of Empire Painters and the Profession in Early Colonial Quito

Quito, Ecuador, was one of colonial South America's most important artistic centers. Yet the literature on painting in colonial Quito largely ignores the first century of activity, reducing it to a handful of names, writes Susan Verdi Webster. In this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/09/2017

14th Century Colour Palettes by Patricia Railing 14th Century Colour Palettes


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

15th Century Colour Palettes by Patricia Railing 15th Century Colour Palettes


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Thresholds and Boundaries Liminality in Netherlandish Art (1385-1530) by Lynn F. Jacobs Thresholds and Boundaries Liminality in Netherlandish Art (1385-1530)

Although liminality has been studied by scholars of medieval and seventeenth-century art, the role of the threshold motif in Netherlandish art of the late fourteenth, fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries -- this late medieval/early `early modern' period -- has been...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Art and Religious Reform in Early Modern Europe by Dr. Bridget Heal, Joseph Leo Koerner Art and Religious Reform in Early Modern Europe
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This volume brings together historians and art historians to explore the ways in which religious art was transformed by the splintering of Western Christendom that began 500 years ago with Martin Luther s Reformation. The religious turmoil of the sixteenth...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2017

The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times A History of Construction, Preservation, and Reconstruction in Siena by David Boffa, Chiara E. Scappini The Fonte Gaia from Renaissance to Modern Times A History of Construction, Preservation, and Reconstruction in Siena
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Civic fountains[-]Jacopo dell Quercia[-]Tito Sarrocchi[-]Renaissance sculpture[-]Nineteenth-century sculpture[-]Siena
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

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Visualizing Portuguese Power The Political Use of Images in Portugal and its Overseas Empire (16th-18th Century) by Urte Krass Visualizing Portuguese Power The Political Use of Images in Portugal and its Overseas Empire (16th-18th Century)

Examines the visual arts within the Portuguese empire between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. With a focus on the appropriation of Portuguese-Christian art within the colonies, this book looks at how these and other objects could be staged to generate...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/02/2017

Bruegel Defining a Dynasty by Amy Orrock Bruegel Defining a Dynasty

In February 2017 the Holburne Museum will present the first ever exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty in the UK.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2017

The Netherlandish Drawings of the 16th Century in the Teylers Museum by Yvonne Bleyerveld The Netherlandish Drawings of the 16th Century in the Teylers Museum


Format: Hardback - Released: 23/01/2017

Albrecht D Rer and the Epistolary Mode of Address by Shira Brisman Albrecht D Rer and the Epistolary Mode of Address

Art historians have long looked to letters to secure biographical details; clarify relationships between artists and patrons; and present artists as modern, self-aware individuals. This book takes a novel approach: focusing on Albrecht D rer, Shira Brisman is the first...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/01/2017

Bosch The 5th Centenary Exhibition by Pilar Silva Maroto Bosch The 5th Centenary Exhibition

The Museo del Prado houses the largest known collection of works by Jheronimus Bosch. This illustrated book reproduces these masterpieces and other recently cleaned and restored paintings, and reveals hitherto unknown facets of Bosch's art.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2017

Art and Technology in Early Modern Europe by Richard Taws, Genevieve Warwick Art and Technology in Early Modern Europe
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These essaysexplore the relationship between artistic and technological advances from the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution. Together they provide a broad definition of technology for this period and address the influence of technological shifts on the history of early modern...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2016

Bosch and Bruegel From Enemy Painting to Everyday Life by Joseph Leo Koerner Bosch and Bruegel From Enemy Painting to Everyday Life

In this visually stunning and much anticipated book, acclaimed art historian Joseph Koerner casts the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel in a completely new light, revealing how the painting of everyday life was born from what seems its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/10/2016

The Viewer and the Printed Image in Late Medieval Europe by David S. Areford The Viewer and the Printed Image in Late Medieval Europe

Structured around in-depth and interconnected case studies and driven by a methodology of material, contextual, and iconographic analysis, this book argues that early European single-sheet prints, in both the north and south, are best understood as highly accessible objects shaped...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2016

Altarpieces and Their Viewers in the Churches of Rome from Caravaggio to Guido Reni by Pamela M. Jones Altarpieces and Their Viewers in the Churches of Rome from Caravaggio to Guido Reni

A social history of reception, this study focuses on sacred art and Catholicism in Rome during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The five altarpieces examined here were painted by artists who are admired today - Caravaggio, Guercino, and Guido...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2016

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