Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Art and Life in Renaissance Venice: Library Edition” as Want to Read:
Art and Life in Renaissance Venice: Library Edition
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Art and Life in Renaissance Venice: Library Edition

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Through close examination of Renaissance paintings, drawings, book illustrations, and other art works, Patricia Fortini Brown brings this world alive, revealing a culture of high beauty, artifice, and craftsmanship.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Discontinued 3PD (first published September 1st 1997)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Art and Life in Renaissance Venice, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Art and Life in Renaissance Venice

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Bruce
Jun 25, 2008 Bruce rated it really liked it
In this beautifully illustrated book Brown not only gives a survey of Venetian art but contrasts it with the Renaissance art of Florence, drawing upon the unique geography and history of the city and describing how these influenced Venetian art and artists. It is a good place to begin in the study of this subject, providing the background needed for the reader to dig more deeply into the art of greatest interest to him or her.
Murissa
Jul 16, 2012 Murissa rated it really liked it
This is a really great book to take to Venice with you or read it before you go. So much of what is written about is in Venice to see and has been since the renaissance. The prints are good quality although there could be more of them. The writing is concise and even boarders poetic at times which is rare for a historical textbook.
Lizixer
Apr 18, 2013 Lizixer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I haven't yet visited Venice, I'll be sure to pack this slim volume as my guidebook. With lots of illustrations and written in an unpretentious but informative manner, this book was an absorbing and easy read.
Carol
May 24, 2016 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating.
Lotsa Bellinis (Jacopo, Gentile, Giovanni)
Lotsa big words.
Educational.
Going away present from the Maier Art Museum.
Jacquelyn Lee
Jacquelyn Lee rated it it was amazing
Jul 21, 2016
Leah
Leah rated it liked it
Aug 06, 2010
Amy
Amy rated it it was amazing
Jan 18, 2017
Anna
Anna rated it liked it
Apr 26, 2016
Robert H Radnich
Robert H Radnich rated it liked it
Jan 13, 2017
Karla Silver
Karla Silver rated it it was amazing
Mar 24, 2015
Angels
Angels rated it liked it
Aug 06, 2011
Mandi
Mandi rated it liked it
Apr 07, 2016
Allison
Allison rated it it was amazing
Oct 27, 2007
Lauren
Lauren rated it really liked it
May 23, 2010
Mary Joy
Mary Joy rated it liked it
Mar 09, 2011
John Boardley
John Boardley rated it liked it
Jan 08, 2017
Maureen
Maureen rated it really liked it
May 17, 2015
Kristin Maguire
Kristin Maguire rated it liked it
Mar 26, 2012
Maureen
Maureen rated it really liked it
Nov 28, 2009
Laura Camp
Laura Camp rated it liked it
Mar 05, 2014
Colleen Cb
Colleen Cb rated it liked it
Oct 09, 2012
Karen Brooks
Karen Brooks rated it really liked it
Mar 17, 2010
Bethany Farrell
Bethany Farrell rated it liked it
Jul 15, 2016
Kristin Maguire
Kristin Maguire rated it it was amazing
Mar 26, 2012
Courtney
Courtney rated it liked it
Jul 21, 2014
Beverly
Beverly rated it it was ok
May 06, 2015
Darren
Darren rated it liked it
Jan 01, 2016
James
James rated it really liked it
Nov 11, 2011
Acasea
Acasea rated it liked it
Nov 19, 2014
John
John rated it really liked it
Feb 28, 2015
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book