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Renaissance art books

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Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Culture by Images of Sex and Desire in Renaissance Art and Culture

Studies on gender and sexuality have proliferated in the last decades covering a wide spectrum of disciplines. This anthology offers a metanarrative of sexuality as it has been recently embedded in the art historical discourse of the European Renaissance. It...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Perfection`s Therapy - An Essay on Albrecht Durer`s Melencolia I by Mitchell B. Merback Perfection`s Therapy - An Essay on Albrecht Durer`s Melencolia I

A deft reinterpretation of the most zealously interpreted picture in the Western canon as a therapeutic artifact.Albrecht Durer's famous portrayal of creative effort in paralysis, the unsurpassed masterpiece of copperplate engraving titled Melencolia I, has stood for centuries as a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2017

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: 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

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: 28/10/2017

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: 28/10/2017

Pieter Bruegel the Elder Drawing the World by Eva Michel Pieter Bruegel the Elder Drawing the World

Pieter Bruegel the Elder is considered the greatest Dutch draughtsman of the sixteenth century. Even during his lifetime his drawings were highly valued and many ended up being widely disseminated in the for m of copperplate prints. Drawing on the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Raphael by Achim Gnann, C. Whistler Raphael
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Raphael is truly a universal genius of the High Renaissance - be it as a painter and architect in Florence and Rome or in the employment of popes and worldly rulers. His masterful drawings perfectly illustrate his thought and creative...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

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A New History of Italian Renaissance Art by Stephen Campbell, Michael Cole A New History of Italian Renaissance Art
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Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

What Great Paintings Say Italian Renaissance by What Great Paintings Say Italian Renaissance


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Art of the Northern Renaissance Courts, Commerce and Devotion by Porras Stephanie Art of the Northern Renaissance Courts, Commerce and Devotion


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

Other books in this genre

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: 22/10/2017

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 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

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: 03/10/2017

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: 01/10/2017

Sacred Landscapes - Nature in Renaissance Lanscapes by Bryan C. Keene, Alexandra Kaczenski Sacred Landscapes - Nature in Renaissance Lanscapes
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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: 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: 20/09/2017

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

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 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

Leonardo Da Vinci The Complete Paintings by Frank Zollner Leonardo Da Vinci The Complete Paintings


Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

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
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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
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This book brings together fifty exquisite observational portrait drawings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods , including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Durer, Holbein, Bernini, Carracci, Clouet , Rubens and Rembrandt . More than a record of the sitters '...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017

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: 30/06/2017

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