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Italian Renaissance Art

Understanding its Meaning

by Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier

<p>Richly illustrated, and featuring detailed descriptions of works by pivotal figures in the Italian Renaissance, this enlightening volume traces the development of art and architecture throughout the Italian peninsula in the fifteenth and ...

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Italy A to Z

by Ernest O. Hauser

<p>&quot;Fabulous . . . an eye-opener . . . Every page holds a surprise.&quot; - Mary McCarthy. Ernest O. Hauser, a resident of Rome for many years, has this to say about his delightful and instructive book: &quot;My purpose was both to ...

ISBN: 9781640191853

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Jacopo Tintoretto

(Grove Art Essentials)

by Thomas Nichols

<p>Jacopo Tintoretto was the most prolific painter working in Venice in the later 16th century. Though his early career was marked by the struggle to achieve recognition, in his mature years he worked extensively on decorations for the Doge's ...

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Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn

by Morris, Sarah A.

Anne is a young, 21st century woman in the midst of a life-long love affair with the 16th Century and the enigmatic Anne Boleyn. Whilst indulging her secret passion on an exclusive 'Anne Boleyn Connoisseurs' Weekend', she is taken seriously ill ...

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Leonardo Da Vinci

The Boy Who Loved Circles

by David M. Eastis

<p>***Leonardo Da Vinci—The Boy Who Loved Circles***introduces readers to the “universal genius” and focuses on the childhood years of the brilliant artist, inventor, scientist and innovator.</p> <p>Within the beautifully illustrated pages, ...

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Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects

Illustrated - Biographies of the Greatest Artists of Renaissance, Including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Titian, Giotto, Raphael, Brunelleschi & Donatello

by Giorgio Vasari

<p>The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and is a series of artist biographies written by 16th-century Italian painter and architect Giorgio Vasari, which is considered &quot;perhaps the most famous, and even today the most-read ...

ISBN: 9788027246618

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Living Audaciously

30 Reflections on Renaissance Paintings

by Varghese Philip

<p>During the early Renaissance period (14th to 16th century AD), artists were at the forefront of redefining every aspect of human development, marking an unprecedented shift for human civilisation.</p> <p>Their paintings were a clear break ...

ISBN: 9781684661510

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Local antiquities, local identities

Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 14001700

by Kathleen Christian & Bianca de Divitiis

<p>This collection investigates the wide array of local antiquarian practices that developed across Europe in the early modern era. Breaking new ground, it explores local concepts of antiquity in a period that has been defined as a uniform ...

ISBN: 9781526131034

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Louis XIV Outside In

Images of the Sun King Beyond France, 1661-1715

by Tony Claydon & Charles-Édouard Levillain

<p>Louis XIV - the ’Sun King’ - casts a long shadow over the history of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe. Yet while he has been the subject of numerous works, much of the scholarship remains firmly rooted within national frameworks and

ISBN: 9781317103233

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Master of Shadows

The Secret Diplomatic Career of the Painter Peter Paul Rubens

by Mark Lamster

<p>Although his popularity is eclipsed by Rembrandt today, Peter Paul Rubens was revered by his contemporaries as the greatest painter of his era, if not of all history.  His undeniable artistic genius, bolstered by a modest disposition and a ...

ISBN: 9780385532235

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Material Bernini

by Evonne Levy & Carolina Mangone

<p>Bringing together established and emerging specialists in seventeenth-century Italian sculpture, Material Bernini is the first sustained examination of the conspicuous materiality of Bernini’s work in sculpture, architecture, and paint. The ...

ISBN: 9781317099482

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Measured Words

Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy

by Arielle Saiber

<p><em>Measured Words</em> investigates the rich commerce between computation and writing that proliferated in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy.</p> <p>Arielle Saiber explores the relationship between number, shape, and the written word ...

ISBN: 9781487513313

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Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta

Studies in Architecture, Art and History

by Michael J. K. Walsh, Peter W. Edbury & Nicholas Coureas

<p>There was a time seven centuries ago when Famagusta's wealth and renown could be compared to that of Venice or Constantinople. The Cathedral of St Nicholas in the main square of Famagusta, serving as the coronation place for the Crusader ...

ISBN: 9781351918640

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Michelangelo reads Piero della Francesca

the origin of the Manchester Madonna

by Sandro Giometti

<p>Young Michelangelo and Piero della Francesca in an unknown  painted dialog on the history of human redemption which anticipates themes of the PIetà Rondanini.</p> ...

ISBN: 9788827547625

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More Trials for Artemisia Gentileschi: Her Life, Love and Letters in 1620

by Cohen, Elizabeth S.

"The publication of Lettere di Artemisia (2011) has renewed discussion of the painter's personal life as a context for her art. In particular, the casting of Artemisia Gentileschi as a "woman of passion," as done by the international exhibition ...

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Mr. Cellini Goes to Rome

by Sherberg, Michael

"Benvenuto Cellini's Vita is a curious work, one that has attracted attention from a variety of perspectives: art historical, autobiographical, linguistic and more. Cellini's energetic style, colorful language and superabundance of detail about ...

ISBN: 9781599103532

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Nuns, Agents and Agency: Art Patronage in the Post-Tridentine Convent

by Dunn, Marilyn

"In 1563, as part of its reform of the Catholic Church, the Council of Trent decreed the reestablishment and enforcement of strict enclosure for female convents, which forbade nuns from leaving their convents and outside visitors from entering ...

ISBN: 9781599103471

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Old Women and Art in the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior

by Erin J. Campbell

<p>Though portraits of old women mediate cultural preoccupations just as effectively as those of younger women, the scant published research on images of older women belies their significance within early modern Italy. This study examines the ...

ISBN: 9781317086048

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Pagan Virtue in a Christian World

by Anthony F. D'Elia

<p>In 1462 Pope Pius II performed the only reverse canonization in history, damning a living man to an afterlife of torment. What had Sigismondo Malatesta, Lord of Rimini and a patron of the arts, done to merit this fate? Anthony D’Elia shows ...

ISBN: 9780674088542

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Patronage, Gender and the Arts in Early Modern Italy: Essays in Honor of Carolyn Valone

by McIver, Katherine A.

The articles in "Patronage, Gender & the Arts in Early Modern Italy" celebrate the work and legacy of Carolyn Valone, professor of Art History, teacher, mentor and friend to many. Valone's publications on "matrons as patrons" and "pie donne" ...

ISBN: 9781599103082

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