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History of Italian Renaissance Art

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  826 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
For survey courses in Italian Renaissance art. "A broad survey of art and architecture in Italy between c. 1250 and 1600, this book approaches the works from the point of view of the artist as individual creator and as an expression of the city within which the artist was working." "History of Italian Renaissance Art," Seventh Edition, brings you an updated understanding o ...more
Paperback, Seventh Edition, 736 pages
Published January 13th 2010 by Pearson (first published January 1st 1969)
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Ellis
May 05, 2009 Ellis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in Italian Renaissance
Shelves: readforschool
Read for my class: Leonardo, Raphael, and their Contemporaries

A very good survey. It's difficult to find a good survey, but my professor is literally 90+ years old, so he's had time to look around. This one is very good because it includes more than just the recognized masters, but also their teachers and their influences and predecessors. Additionally, Hartt spends a great deal of time explaining the processes of creating the various types of painting (tempera, oil, on different media) or fresc
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Evan
Apparently a real classic of the genre. Hefty and full of pix. I rescued this from the trash of a certain book purveyor. Along with a book covering the two world wars, this is the biggest tome I've ever pulled out of the oblivion hole. Hope to review this soon...
Adrian Colesberry
May 10, 2009 Adrian Colesberry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How I taught myself about art.
Beth Mayfield-House
May 24, 2012 Beth Mayfield-House rated it it was amazing
Saw an article in the New York Times about Italian Renaissance Art. I thought, Man, I used to know all this in college. Turns out I was inspired to read through my Italian Renaissance Book. Man this book is full of good stuff. My only complaint is that it's huge and difficult to carry. I wish something like this came in a Kindle or Nook. Then again, the wonderful color plates wouldn't be available. The photos are great. The art history is even better.
Theresa Leone Davidson
A dense, informative book that would appear to include everything you could want to know about the topic. The pictures are gorgeous, and the stories behind them fun to read. The book is not just about the masters, either, like da Vinci and Michelangelo, but about lesser known geniuses, like Paolo Uccello, Piero della Francesca and Antonello da Messina. Terrific compilation that I would highly recommend.
Victoria
Feb 19, 2014 Victoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: all-about-art
It is a book for those who study or seriously interested in art and it isn't cheap. It covers Italian Art from the late Middle Ages to the Late 16th century in various region of Italy.Very detailed with fabulous illustrations.
Trisha Logsden
Jan 11, 2015 Trisha Logsden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read it as part of a survey class.....kept it and have read again over the years and each time, I learn something new. Opened my eyes to a whole new world and a continuing educational path
Jennifer
Aug 12, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book on Italian Renaissance art, and good for supplement material in any art history class.
Jennell McHugh
Nov 17, 2008 Jennell McHugh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Visual feast with complementary knowledge. Viva il Cinquecento.
Merry
Jul 22, 2016 Merry rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-art-history
Another great Art History lecture with Dr. Diane Goode!
Bryan
Nov 17, 2015 Bryan rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing for a book, much less a textbook. I originally checked it out from the library, but that edition had mostly black and white photos, so I rented the latest edition from Barnes and Noble for around thirty dollars - not cheap, but well worth it. For some reason, I really enjoy looking at artwork while reading a critical analysis of it. I didn't read it deep enough to actually critique the artwork myself, or even tell good artwork from bad artwork, but I can identify different R ...more
Greg Tatum
Nov 13, 2010 Greg Tatum rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-books
Typical school survey book. Still full of good stuff.
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Stephanie
Very useful book. For Art 381.
Meredith
A beautiful (albeit heavy) book.
Madcarlotta
Dec 22, 2009 Madcarlotta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art-books
I have the Third Edition
Probibliophile
Nov 03, 2011 Probibliophile rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
college text
Brenda Benton
Apr 26, 2013 Brenda Benton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Frederick Hartt ...more
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