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History of Italian Renaissance Art

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  618 ratings  ·  17 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 understandi

Paperback, Seventh Edition, 736 pages
Published January 13th 2010 by Pearson (first published January 1st 1969)
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May 05, 2009 Ellis rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in Italian Renaissance
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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
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
How I taught myself 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
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
Great book on Italian Renaissance art, and good for supplement material in any art history class.
Beth Mayfield-House
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.
Jennell McHugh
Visual feast with complementary knowledge. Viva il Cinquecento.
Another great Art History lecture with Dr. Diane Goode!
Greg Tatum
Typical school survey book. Still full of good stuff.
The ArtLab has multiple copies of this book
Very useful book. For Art 381.
A beautiful (albeit heavy) book.
I have the Third Edition
Brenda Benton
I Frederick Hartt ...more
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