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Reference Books of Note

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The Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art - Jane Turner (Editor)
A two-volume work covering all three phases of Renaissance art: early, high, and late (the latter period also known as Mannerist). Besides biographies on all types of artists, from [painters, illuminators, sculptors, and architects to printmakers and maiolica designers, patrons, and collectors, there are entries on styles, important art forms, cities, and in-depth surveys of all the fine and decorative art forms in Italy during the Renaissance and Mannerist periods.

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Renaissance Art Reconsidered - Michael W. Franklin (Editor); Kim W. Woods (Editor); Carol M. Richardson (Editor)
Showcases the aesthetic principles and the workaday practices guiding daily life through these years of extraordinary human achievement. A major anthology, bringing to life the places, works, media, and issues that define Renaissance art. Includes letters, treatises, contracts, inventories, and other public documents, many of which are translated into English. Showcases the aesthetic principles and the workaday practices guiding daily life through these years of extraordinary human achievement, providing crucial insight into the art and the context in which it was produced.

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Renaissance Art - Irene Earls
This dictionary is designed to be a reference source for identifying and understanding the Renaissance art of Italy and northern Europe. Arranged in alphabetical sequence, entries on characteristic schools, techniques, media and other terminology have been included as background information as well as to provide an art history vocabulary necessary for comprehending or clarifying certain topics.

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Classical Myths and Legends in the Middle Ages and Renaissance - H. David Brumble
From Achilles to Zephyr, this dictionary's entries are concerned with the allegorical traditions of Medieval and Renaissance Christians related to the gods, goddesses, heros, heroines, and places of classical myth.

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Fifteenth Century North Italian Painting and Drawing - Charles M. Rosenberg
An annotated bibliography of periodical articles, monographs, manuscripts, and exhibition catalogues arranged chronologically. Under cities, there are listings of guidebooks, collections and museums.

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art - Gerald W. R. Ward
Deals with all aspects of materials, techniques, conservation, and restoration in both traditional and nontraditional media, including ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, works on paper, textiles, video, digital art, and more. The Encyclopedia provides unparalleled scope and depth, including bibliographies as well as over 150 illustrations and color plates.

Fifteenth-Century Italian Sculpture - Sarah B. Wilk
Although fifteenth-century Central Italian sculpture is one of the best studied fields in art history, there is very little primary literature about sculpture from the period.

What is Fifthteenth-Century Italian Art all about?

  • Artcyclopedia
    Provides access to information on artists and museum-quality works of art including painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, installation art, video art, folk and outsider art, and architecture.
  • ArtLex: A Visual Dictionary
    A guide to the terminology of art and visual culture with supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotations and cross-references.
  • Biography and Geneology Master Index
    An index to biographical information including visual artists of all periods.
  • Dictionary of Art Historians
    A biographical dictionary of historians of Western art.
  • Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History / Metropolitan Museum of Art
    A chronological, geographical and thematic exploration of the history of art worldwide, illustrated from the Museum's collections.
  • The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory
    Essays defining literary terms, theories, periods and movements, with information about writers, theorists and cultural critics. Includes parallels with and relevance to theory and criticism in the visual arts.
  • Oxford Art Online
    Provides access to the text of the Grove Dictionary of Art with links to images through museum websites worldwide. Also includes access to the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms.
 
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