Italian Renaissance Art
The Italian Renaissance is one of the great periods of genius in western history. In this new book, art historian Laurie Schneider Adams brings to readers a vibrant and engaging presentation of Renaissance art history that is supported by up-to-date scholarship and methodology. The book opens with the late Byzantine work of Cimabue and concludes with the transition to Mannerism. The author’s focus is on the most important and innovative artists and their principal works, with a clear emphasis on selectivity and understanding. Italian Renaissance Art also focuses on style and iconography, and on art and artists, incorporating different methodological approaches to create a wider understanding and appreciation of the art. More than 400 illustrations, 215 of which are in color, are integrated throughout the book and large enough to be properly viewed. There are also maps, plans and diagrams when appropriate. Visually stunning and beautifully packaged, Italian Renaissance Art also includes side boxes with descriptions of artistic media and techniques as well as discussions of historical background information.
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