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A Short History of the Italian Renaissance
A Short History of the Italian Renaissance
By Kenneth R. Bartlett
Award-winning historian Kenneth R. Bartlett applies his decades of experience teaching the Italian Renaissance to this new and beautifully illustrated overview.
Published Jul 2013
Objects of Culture in the Literature of Imperial Spain
Objects of Culture in the Literature of Imperial Spain
Edited by Mary E. Barnard and Frederick A. de Armas

These essays examine a variety of cultural objects described or alluded to in books from the Golden Age of Spanish literature, including clothing, paintings, tapestries, playing cards, monuments, materials of war, and even enchanted bronze heads.

Published Mar 2013
Kissing the Wild Woman: Concepts of Art, Beauty, and the Italian Prose Romance in Giulia Bigolina's <em>Urania</em>
Kissing the Wild Woman: Concepts of Art, Beauty, and the Italian Prose Romance in Giulia Bigolina's Urania
By Christopher Nissen

Kissing the Wild Woman's analysis of this little-known work adds a new dimension to the study of Renaissance aesthetics in relation to art history, Renaissance thought, women's studies, and Italian literature.

Published Nov 2011
The World of the Florentine Renaissance Artist: Projects and Patrons, Workshop and Art Market
The World of the Florentine Renaissance Artist: Projects and Patrons, Workshop and Art Market
By Martin Wackernagel
Translated by Alison Luchs

Wackernagel stresses the changing roles of commissions and patrons in the late fourteenth to the early fifteenth centuries, from small-scale enterprise under Lorenzo de Medici to the large-scale development of major Florentine monuments.

Published Mar 2011
Between Renaissance and Baroque: Jesuit Art in Rome, 1565-1610
Between Renaissance and Baroque: Jesuit Art in Rome, 1565-1610
Gauvin Alexander Bailey

Bailey provides us with a new understanding of the stylistic and iconographic strands which shortly afterward were woven together to form the Baroque.

Published May 2009
Medici Women: Portraits of Power, Love, and Betrayal in the Court of Duke Cosimo I
Medici Women: Portraits of Power, Love, and Betrayal in the Court of Duke Cosimo I
By Gabrielle Langdon

Lavishly illustrated, Medici Women: Portraits of Power, Love and Betrayal in the Court of Duke Cosimo I is an indispensable work for anyone with a passion for Italian renaissance history, art, and court culture.

Published Sep 2007
Dolce's 'Aretino' and Venetian Art Theory of the Cinquecento
Dolce's 'Aretino' and Venetian Art Theory of the Cinquecento
By Mark W. Roskill

Dolce’s Dialogo della pittura first appeared in Venice in 1557 and consists of a three-part dialogue between two Venetians, Aretino and Fabrini, on the particular merits of works of art and artists, including Michaelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello.

Published Feb 2000