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Early Italian Painting

by Joseph Archer Crowe, Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle & Anna Jameson Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

Oscillating between the majesty of the Greco-Byzantine tradition and the modernity predicted by Giotto, Early Italian Painting addresses the first important aesthetic movement that would lead to the Renaissance,...


Renaissance Art

by Victoria Charles Parkstone International (May 11, 2001)

The Renaissance began at the end of the 14th century in Italy and had extended across the whole of Europe by the second half of the 16th century. The rediscovery of the splendour of ancient Greece and Rome marked...


Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

by Dianne Hales Simon & Schuster (August 05, 2014)

Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time—Mona Lisa.

A genius immortalized her. A French king paid...


Durer's Drawings for the Prayer-Book of Emperor Maximilian I: 53 Plates

by Albrecht Durer Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

These 45 pages of marginal drawings for Holy Roman Emeperor's prayer book, unknown for 300 years till their 1808 facsimile publication, reveal the artist's lighthearted and witty side.


Fantastic Gothic and Renaissance Ornament

by Rudolf Berliner Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Beasts of myth and legend, writhing foliage, dancing symbols of fate — this spectacular compendium of 15th- and 18th-century designs features 127 black-and-white illustrations from the far corners of the imagination....


Leonardo on the Human Body

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Here are clear reproductions of over 1,200 anatomical drawings by one of humanity's greatest geniuses — still considered, nearly five centuries later, the finest ever rendered. 215 plates.


Doré's Knights and Medieval Adventure

by Gustave Doré & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

This original collection assembles 86 of Doré's best depictions of knights and their adventures from Idylls of the King, Don Quixote, Orlando Furioso, Michaud's History of the Crusades, Rabelais, and other...


Doré's Illustrations of the Crusades

by Gustave Doré Dover Publications (December 19, 2012)

All 100 original plates from 19th-century classic, including The Massacre of Antioch, The Road to Jerusalem, The Baptism of Infidels, The Battle of Lepanto, many more. Magnificent, royalty-free illustrations...


Leonardo Drawings

by Leonardo Da Vinci Dover Publications (April 17, 2012)

A representative selection of Leonardo's various achievements: drawings of plants, landscapes, human face and figure, and more, as well as studies for The Last Supper and more. 60 illustrations.


Arras Hanging: The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama

by Rebecca Olson University of Delaware Press (September 26, 2013)

Arras Hanging: The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama reveals that early modern writers aspired to produce narratives that replicated the structure and aesthetic of high-quality Renaissance...


Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo Scarecrow Press (October 25, 2007)

It was the era that produced some of the icons of civilization: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa and Last Supper and Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, Piet^, and David. As masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio,...


Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci

by Leonardo da Vinci, Maurice Baring & Lewis Einstein Éditions by e-artnow (October 14, 2012)

A fascinating collection of writings from the great polymath of the Italian Renaissaince, Leonardo da Vinci.

Table of Content:

Introduction

I Thoughts on Life

II Thoughts on Art

III Thoughts on Science...


Oil and Marble

by Stephanie Storey Arcade (March 01, 2016)

In her brilliant debut, Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive, entering with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters, creating a stunning art history thriller. From...


Rembrandt's Religious Prints

by Charles M. Rosenberg Indiana University Press (January 01, 2018)

Rembrandt’s stunning religious prints stand as evidence of the Dutch master’s extraordinary skill as a technician and as a testament to his genius as a teller of tales. Here, several virtually unknown etchings,...


Frame, Glass, Verse

by Rayna Kalas Cornell University Press (December 15, 2018)

In a book that draws attention to some of our most familiar and unquestioned habits of thought—from "framing" to "perspective" to "reflection"—Rayna Kalas suggests that metaphors of the poetic imagination...


Leonardo's Brain

by Leonard Shlain Lyons Press (October 21, 2014)

Best-selling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy...


The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

by Andrew Hui Modern Language Initiative (January 02, 2017)

The Renaissance was the Ruin-naissance, the birth of the ruin as a distinct category of cultural discourse, one that inspired voluminous poetic production. For humanists, the ruin became the material sign that...


The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry

by Walter Pater Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Walter Pater (1839-1894) attained a B.A. degree in Classics from Queen's College, Oxford, followed soon after by a M.A. degree from Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was made a Fellow in 1865. That same year...


The Insistence of Art: Aesthetic Philosophy after Early Modernity

by Paul A. Kottman Fordham University Press (April 03, 2017)

The essays in The Insistence of Art suggest ways in which the artworks and practices of the early modern period show the essentiality of aesthetic experience for philosophical reflection, and in particular for...


Rembrandt's Angel

by Steven M. Moore Penmore Press LLC (May 18, 2017)

Esther Brookstone’s life is at a crossroads. A Scotland Yard inspector who specializes in stolen art, she’s reluctantly considering retirement. A three-time widow, she can’t quite decide whether paramour...


Freud's Trip to Orvieto

by Nicholas Fox Weber Bellevue Literary Press (May 09, 2017)

“Freud’s Trip to Orvieto is at once profound and wonderfully diverse, and as gripping as any detective story. Nicholas Fox Weber mixes psychoanalysis, art history, and the personal with an intricacy and spiritedness...


Leonardo Da Vinci's Role in the Renaissance | Children's Renaissance History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Leonardo Da Vinci was a great man with many achievements. In fact, he was one of those who made the Renaissance the Renaissance. In this book, we're going to take a look at the life and words of Leonardo. There...


The Noisy Renaissance

by Niall Atkinson Penn State University Press (August 09, 2016)

From the strictly regimented church bells to the freewheeling chatter of civic life, Renaissance Florence was a city built not just of stone but of sound as well. An evocative alternative to the dominant visual...


Raphael’s Ostrich

by Una Roman D’Elia Penn State University Press (January 12, 2016)

Raphael’s Ostrich begins with a little-studied aspect of Raphael’s painting—the ostrich, which appears as an attribute of Justice, painted in the Sala di Costantino in the Vatican. Una Roman D’Elia traces...


The Tempietto del Clitunno near Spoleto

by Judson Emerick Penn State University Press (October 23, 1998)

This is the first full-length study of the enigmatic Early Medieval chapel near the river Clitunno in central Umbria. Judson Emerick makes the Tempietto del Clitunno, a celebrated art-historical test case, the...


Picturing Experience in the Early Printed Book

by Elizabeth Ross Penn State University Press (March 25, 2014)

Bernhard von Breydenbach’s Peregrinatio in terram sanctam (Journey to the Holy Land), first published in 1486, is one of the seminal books of early printing and is especially renowned for the originality of...


Art and the Religious Image in El Greco's Italy

by Andrew R. Casper Penn State University Press (January 29, 2014)

Art and the Religious Image in El Greco’s Italy is the first book-length examination of the early career of one of the early modern period’s most notoriously misunderstood figures. Born around 1541, Domenikos...


The Power and the Glorification

by Jan L. de Jong Penn State University Press (April 05, 2013)

Focusing on a turbulent time in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, The Power and the Glorification considers how, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the papacy employed the visual arts to help...


Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 19, 2016)

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Renaissance Art contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on artists from Italy,...


Michelangelo's Notebooks: The Drawing, Notes, Poetry, and Letters of the Great Master

by Carolyn Vaughan Black Dog & Leventhal (May 03, 2016)

In the same format of the best-selling Leonardo's Notebooks, which has 320,000 copies in print worldwide, Michelangelo's Notebooks is an illustrated record of the artist's life and work.

Michelangelo is considered...


Da Vinci's Ghost

by Toby Lester Free Press (February 07, 2012)

In Da Vinci's Ghost, critically acclaimed historian Toby Lester tells the story of the world’s most iconic image, the Vitruvian Man, and sheds surprising new light on the artistry and scholarship of Leonardo...


Leonardo's Notebooks: Writing and Art of the Great Master

by Leonardo Da Vinci & H. Anna Suh Black Dog & Leventhal (September 24, 2013)

An all-new, jewel-like, reader-friendly format gives new life to this relaunch of an international best-seller.

Leonardo da Vinci?artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man?is a perennial source of fascination...