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The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome

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Between 1480 and 1520, a concentration of talented artists, including Melozzo da Forli, Bramante, Pinturicchio, Raphael, and Michelangelo, arrived in Rome and produced some of the most enduring works of art ever created. This period, now called the High Renaissance, is generally considered to be one of the high points of Western civilisation. How did it come about, and ...more
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Published September 7th 2011 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1998)
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Ingrid Drake Rowland is a professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Based in Rome, Rowland writes about Italian art, architecture, history and many other topics for The New York Review of Books. She is the author of the books Giordano Bruno: Philospher/Heretic (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008); The Place of the ...more
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