History of Italian Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture

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H.N. Abrams, 2003 - Art - 768 pages
Frederick Hartt's unrivaled classic is a dazzling journey through four centuries of Italian Renaissance painting, sculpture, and architecture. Its sumptuous color illustrations, fine writing, and in-depth scholarship bring into focus all the elements of this extraordinarily creative period and the remarkable personalities who gave it life. Highlights of this Fifth Edition include:
-- a striking new design with more than half the artworks illustrated in furl color
-- new views of frescoes and sculptures photographed in their original locations that offer a dynamic insight into the way the art was originally experienced
-- fresh views of great works of art that have been restored since the last edition
-- extended captions that identify Renaissance patrons and provide details about historical context, emphasizing how the art was created and why

Building on the book's more than 30-year tradition, revising author David G. Wilkins skillfully blends new scholarly discoveries with the enthusiasm that Hartt so successfully conveyed to generations of students and admirers of Italian Renaissance art.

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About the author (2003)

David Wilkins is an art historian who served as the head of the Art History department of the University of Pittsburgh. He curently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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