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.
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.
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.
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.
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.