eleanor oliphant before the fall desmond elliott 2017 Harry Potter House Eds killer on the wall
Search our site
Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon Read the opening extract of the brand new Nicolas Obregon book before its publication on 18/09/2017

Renaissance art books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Renaissance art category. Presented with a red border are the Renaissance art books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Renaissance art books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

The Spectacle of Clouds, 1439-1650 Italian Art and Theatre by Alessandra Buccheri The Spectacle of Clouds, 1439-1650 Italian Art and Theatre

The studies in which history of art and theatre are considered together are few, and none to date investigate the evolution of the representation of clouds from the early Renaissance to the Baroque period. This book reconsiders the origin of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci by Edward McCurdy The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci


Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Art, Technology and Nature Renaissance to Postmodernity by Jacob Wamberg Art, Technology and Nature Renaissance to Postmodernity

Since 1900, the connections between art and technology with nature have become increasingly inextricable. Through a selection of innovative readings by international scholars, this book presents the first investigation of the intersections between art, technology and nature in post-medieval times....
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Art of Renaissance Rome Artists and Patrons in the Eternal City by John Marciari Art of Renaissance Rome Artists and Patrons in the Eternal City

John Marciari tells the story of the monuments, artists and patrons of Renaissance Rome in this compelling book. In no other city is the ancient world so palpably present, and nowhere else is the mission of the church so evident....
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Ciao, Carpaccio! An Infatuation by Jan Morris Ciao, Carpaccio! An Infatuation

A genial, witty, and touching journey through the endlessly evocative art of Carpaccio. Saluting the painter whose pictures remain some of the most enchanting ever made of Venice, Jan Morris makes her own last journey to a city she has...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Ciao, Carpaccio! An Infatuation by Jan Morris Ciao, Carpaccio! An Infatuation

A genial, witty, and touching journey through the endlessly evocative art of Carpaccio. Saluting the painter whose pictures remain some of the most enchanting ever made of Venice, Jan Morris makes her own last journey to a city she has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/08/2017

Leonardo Da Vinci The Complete Paintings by Frank Zollner, Johannes Nathan Leonardo Da Vinci The Complete Paintings
,
Da Vinci in detail The paintings of the Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452'1519) possessed one of the greatest minds of all time; his importance and influence are inestimable. He was painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and all-around genius. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/08/2017

Van Eyck. The Complete Works by Till-Holger Borchert Van Eyck. The Complete Works

Explores Jan van Eyck's complete life and work in large-scale illustrations - featuring many enlarged details - setting the cultural and historical scene for the revolutionary painting and life story of this enigmatic artist.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Coming Soon

Eros Visible Art, Sexuality and Antiquity in Renaissance Italy by James Grantham Turner Eros Visible Art, Sexuality and Antiquity in Renaissance Italy

Focusing on the impact of the erotic revolution that swept through 16th-century Italy, Eros Visible presents a compendious, revisionist account of High Renaissance art. Through close visual analysis of artworks and careful reading of related texts, James Grantham Turner demonstrates...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Realism of Piero Della Francesca Life and Work by Joost M. Keizer The Realism of Piero Della Francesca Life and Work

The fifteenth-century Italian artist Piero della Francesca painted a familiar world. Roads wind through hilly landscapes, run past farms, sheds, barns, and villages. This is the world in which Piero lived. At the same time, Piero's paintings depict a world...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Giovanni Bellini - Landscape of Faith in Renaissance Venice by Davide Gasparotto Giovanni Bellini - Landscape of Faith in Renaissance Venice

Praised by Albrecht Du rer as being the best in painting, Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1430-1516) is unquestionably the supreme Venetian painter of the quattrocento and one of the greatest Italian artists of all time.
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Sacred Landscapes - Nature in Renaissance Lanscapes by Bryan C. Keene, Alexandra Kaczenski Sacred Landscapes - Nature in Renaissance Lanscapes
,
During the Renaissance, artists from Italy to Flanders and England to Germany depicted nature in their religious art to intensify the spiritual experience of the viewer. Devotional manuscripts for personal or communal usewere filled with some of the most beautiful...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

The Politics of Water in the Art and Festivals of Medici Florence From Neptune Fountain to Naumachia by Felicia M. Else The Politics of Water in the Art and Festivals of Medici Florence From Neptune Fountain to Naumachia

The first book to tell the dynamic story of one dynasty's struggle with water, to control its flow and manage its representation, this interdisciplinary study pivots on two well-known water-related Medici creations, Bartolomeo Ammannati's Neptune Fountain (1560-1574) in the Piazza...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Noisy Renaissance Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life by Niall Atkinson The Noisy Renaissance Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Routledge Companion to el Greco by Jeffrey Schrader The Routledge Companion to el Greco

Celebrating the fourth centenary of the death of El Greco (c.1541-1614), this volume analyzes the state of scholarly research on the artist. The Companion is carefully conceived to represent international perspectives on El Greco, who lived in different lands and,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible by Dalia Judovitz Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

This interdisciplinary study explores George de La Tour's (1593-1652) enigmatic representations of light, vision and the visible in order to question the nature of painting and its religious, artistic and conceptual aspects. Challenging the familiarity of vision, it proposes a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Art, Commerce and Colonialism 1600-1800 by Ms. Emma Barker Art, Commerce and Colonialism 1600-1800

The book re-examines the field of Renaissance art history by exploring the art of this era in the light of global connections. It considers the movement of objects, ideas and technologies and its significance for European art and material culture,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible by Dalia Judovitz Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible

This interdisciplinary study explores George de La Tour's (1593-1652) enigmatic representations of light, vision and the visible in order to question the nature of painting and its religious, artistic and conceptual aspects. Challenging the familiarity of vision, it proposes a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Abject Eroticism in Northern Renaissance Art The Witches and Femmes Fatales of Hans Baldung Grien by Yvonne Owens, Joseph Leo Koerner Abject Eroticism in Northern Renaissance Art The Witches and Femmes Fatales of Hans Baldung Grien
,
Hans Baldung Grien, the most famous apprentice and close friend of German artist Albrecht Durer, was known for his unique and highly eroticised images of witches.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

A New History of Italian Renaissance Art by Stephen Campbell, Michael Cole A New History of Italian Renaissance Art
,

Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

Other books in this genre

The Ivory Mirror The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe by Stephen Perkinson, Naomi Speakman, Katherine Baker, Elizabeth Morrison The Ivory Mirror The Art of Mortality in Renaissance Europe
, , ,
A fascinating exploration of the visual culture of mortality in Renaissance Europe
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt by Tarnya Cooper, Charlotte Bolland The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt
,
This book brings together 50 exquisite portrait drawings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, including works by da Vinci, Durer, Holbein, Bernini, Carracci, Clouet and Rembrandt. These works capture a moment of connection between artist and sitter: an encounter.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

Infernal Grotesque Classical Paintings of Hell, Demons, Witchcraft & Death (Illuminated Masters Volume 2) by Gianfranco Sodoma Infernal Grotesque Classical Paintings of Hell, Demons, Witchcraft & Death (Illuminated Masters Volume 2)


Format: Paperback - Released: 29/06/2017

Raphael The Drawing by Catherine Whistler Raphael The Drawing

This book accompanies a one in a generation show, which runs from June to September 2017, and includes a range of events taking place during this period.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

The Weird Art of Hieronymous Bosch Wall Calendar 2018 (Art Calendar) by The Weird Art of Hieronymous Bosch Wall Calendar 2018 (Art Calendar)

Hieronymous Bosch lived and worked over 500 hundred years ago in the Netherlands. He is best known for his wondrous and fantastical art full of strange creatures. This calendar portrays 12 of his impressive and debauched artworks. Informative text accompanies...
Format: Calendar - Released: 22/06/2017

A Rothschild Renaissance A New Look at the Waddesdon Bequest in the British Museum by Pippa Shirley A Rothschild Renaissance A New Look at the Waddesdon Bequest in the British Museum

Presents the findings from new specialist studies of the Waddesdon Bequest, a collection of nearly 300 objects from the New Smoking Room at Waddesdon Manor, bequeathed to the British Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

Faith, Gender and the Senses in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art Interpreting the Noli Me Tangere and Doubting Thomas by Professor Erin E. Benay, Professor Lisa M. Rafanelli Faith, Gender and the Senses in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art Interpreting the Noli Me Tangere and Doubting Thomas
,
Taking the Noli me tangere and Doubting Thomas episodes as a focal point, this study examines how visual representations of two of the most compelling and related Christian stories engaged with changing devotional and cultural ideals in Renaissance and Baroque...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/06/2017

Book of Miracles by Till-Holger Borchert, Joshua P Waterman Book of Miracles
,
The End Was Nigh Awesome apocalyptic visions of the 16th century The Book of Miracles first surfaced only a few years ago and is one of the most spectacular discoveries in the field of Renaissance art. The near-complete illustrated manuscript,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/06/2017

San Lorenzo A Florentine Church by Robert W. Gaston San Lorenzo A Florentine Church

This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection illuminates many previously unexplored aspects of the Basilica of San Lorenzo's history, extending from its Early Christian foundation to the modern era. San Lorenzo depicts this church as a living Florentine institution, continually reshaped by complex...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2017

Giovanni da Rimini Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Other Saints by Anna Koopstra Giovanni da Rimini Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Other Saints

This monograph celebrates the National Gallery's 2015 acquisition of Giovanni da Rimini's Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Other Saints (c. 1300--1305). The painting is a rare survival from the late Middle Ages, uniting the exquisite detail of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2017

Holbein by Norbert Wolf Holbein

Renaissance presence Hans Holbein the Younger, portraitist extraordinaire Religion, Renaissance, and Reformation - these three ideologies shaped the world of 16th-century portraitist Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98-1543), a pivotal figure of the Northern Renaissance, whose skills took him to Switzerland,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/05/2017

Stage and Picture in the English Renaissance The Mirror Up to Nature by John H. Astington Stage and Picture in the English Renaissance The Mirror Up to Nature

This book demonstrates the pervading influence of visual art in the composition, production and reception of Renaissance English drama.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/05/2017

Pietro Bembo and the Intellectual Pleasures of a Renaissance Writer and Art Collector by Susan Nalezyty Pietro Bembo and the Intellectual Pleasures of a Renaissance Writer and Art Collector

One of the most influential scholars of the Renaissance, Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) gained fame not only for his literary theory and poetry, but for his incredible collection of art and antiquities. Drawing on anecdotes from Bembo's letters and unpublished archival...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/05/2017

Registered users have access to unique site features

Register now