The Art of the Renaissance
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The Art of the Renaissance

The Renaissance began in Italy, but it grew out of European civilization, with roots in Antiquity, in Christian dogma, and in Byzantium. The artistic ferment which had taken hold of Florence by 1420 was also reflected in the regional schools of Siena, Umbria, Mantua and Rome; and the new ideas spread from Italy through France, the Netherlands, Austria, Spain and Portugal. The book includes artists as diverse as Piero della Francesca, Van Eyck, Durer, Mantegna and Bellini, as well as the High Renaissance masters Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. With superb illustrations of the artists' work and crucial historical information about the "rebirth" of arts and letters, the authors illuminate one of the most important periods of art history. 251 illus., 51 in color.

Title:The Art of the Renaissance
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0500200084
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:286 pages

    The Art of the Renaissance Reviews

  • Bryan
    Dec 18, 2016

    Just a couple of notes about this book.First, this is not a coffee table book, with the large illustrations and little text typical of that style. My copy, at least, is between a trade paperback and a...

  • Aurélie
    Oct 14, 2016

    Un très bon ouvrage de synthèse, idéal pour des étudiants de Premier Cycle désireux de se forger une vision d'ensemble....

  • Shauna
    Sep 09, 2014

    Very informative and useful. A knowledgeable and inspiring book. For an "older" book, it has plenty of good quality reproductions of the works discussed....

  • Roy McDine
    Jan 27, 2015

    Interesting and detailed insight into the renaissance period, the artists and their work....