Most popular History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600 books
The most popular History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600 books currently available. Updated weekly.
A leading Leonardo da Vinci scholar takes a fresh look at the master's work by exploring 100 key da Vinci milestones across his oeuvres of art, science, engineering, architecture, anatomy and more, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of his death.
In 2017 the Salvator Mundi was sold at auction for $450m. But is it a real da Vinci? In a thrilling narrative built on formidable research, Ben Lewis tracks the extraordinary journey of a masterpiece lost and found, lied and fought over across the centuries.
With an acute sense of observation and subjects ranging from the biblical tower of Babel to the small-town festivals of peasant life, the master draftsman Pieter Bruegel the Elder provides a unique witness to both the religious mores and the close-knit folk culture of his time.
This new book in the series follows Leonardo da Vinci's artistic development, from early drawings and paintings while apprentice to artist Andrea del Verrocchio, to his later works, including the renowned Mona Lisa as well as his scientific observations and inventions that still impact the world today.
One of the most accomplished human beings who ever lived, Leonardo remains a quintessential Renaissance genius. The perfect companion to the Leonardo Graphic Work edition, this book is a compact catalogue raisonne of all of the artist's masterful paintings, both surviving and lost, including the showstopping Mona Lisa and Last Supper.
Delight in page after page of Michelangelo's graphic brilliance. From architectural structures to anatomically perfect figures, this fresh edition intersperses some of the artist's finest drawings with his own notes and revisions, offering spine-tingling proximity to the process of his genius.
When the New World was really new, Theodore de Bry drew inspiration from some of history's greatest explorers to record its wonders. From Virginia and Florida to Brazil, his work captivated the European imagination with visions of freshly discovered landscapes, customs, and peoples. This reproduction brings together his finest engravings of...
Learn about this great man's life and achievements and develop your understanding of one of the world's most eclectic and extraordinary minds.
Alberti`s "Della Pittura" was the first modern analytical study of painting. A systematic description of the one-point perspective construction, it was designed to persuade both patron and painter in the Renaissance to discard the old tastes in painting for the new.
Translation of: Leonardo: una carriera di pittore.
Completed around 1474, Sebastien Mamerot's lavishly illustrated manuscript Les Passages d'Outremer is the only contemporary document to describe the French crusades to capture the Holy Land. This new hardcover edition includes a complete translation of Mamerot's epic text alongside 66 meticulously reproduced miniatures from Jean Colombe.
Painter, inventor, architect, scientist, and engineer: Leonardo da Vinci stands to this day as one of the most accomplished human beings ever to have lived. Whether the smallest arteries of the human heart, exquisite biblical scenes, or far-flung constellations of the universe, explore his insatiable quest for knowledge, invention, and beauty.
A wide-ranging reassessment of Renaissance art that examines the ways in which European culture came to define itself culturally and aesthetically in the years 1450 to 1550.
Discover the complete works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the most significant artist of Flemish Renaissance painting. Marking the 450th anniversary of his death and his first ever monographic exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, this XXL monograph gathers all 40 paintings, 65 drawings, and 89 engravings-each piece a unique...
Palladio (1508-80) combined classical restraint with constant inventiveness. In this study, Professor Ackerman sets Palladio in the context of his age - the Humanist era of Michelangelo and Raphael, Titian and Veronese - and examines each of the villas, churches and palaces in turn.
A dazzling piece of Italian history of the infamous family that become one of the most powerful in Europe, weaving its history with Renaissance greats from Leonardo da Vinci to GalileoAgainst the background of an age which saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, The Medici is a remarkably modern story of power, money and ambition.
Now available in a new edition, this lavishly illustrated volume draws on the latest research to present an exciting new interpretation of Albrecht Durer, both as a man and as an artist.
Michelangelo was a genius of unrivaled virtuosity. This dependable edition traces the extraordinary depth and breadth of his work and his ascent to the elite of the Renaissance and art history with ten richly illustrated chapters covering the artist's paintings, sculptures, and architecture with special focus on the tour de force frescoes of...
Notorious bad boy of Italian painting, Caravaggio is now considered one of the greatest influences in all art history. This neat catalogue raisonne reproduces all of Caravaggio's paintings as well as a number of dramatic details of his boundary-breaking realism. Five accompanying chapters trace Caravaggio's artistic daring and his equally...
An illustrated key to unlocking the mysteries of paintings, sculpture and architecture by the great Italian masters, this book also provides fresh insight into the currents of Renaissance thought, from humanism to myticism to religious reform.
Shedding new light on the renowned Renaissance artist, this book examines all of da Vinci's known paintings using recent advances in technology and the latest art historical research.
With a foreword by Reece Shearsmith, this beautifully designed book highlights some of the most striking and amusing examples of the woodcut from the British Library's collections, evoking monsters, witches, criminals, drinking, war and politics.
Now available in a new edition, this celebration of the life and art of the Renaissance genius presents Sandro Botticelli's complete paintings and offers a comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date study of his work
Through delicate details, fluid lines, and some of the most beloved female figures in art history, explore the making of Renaissance legend, Botticelli. From portraits of the powerful Medici family to his iconic Birth of Venus, we discover a master of secular, religious, and mythological painting, whose eloquent figuration and composition has...
"First published in the French language by aEditions du Seuil, Paris, under the title Jaune: Histoire d'une Couleur by Michel Pastoureau, copyright A 2019, aEditions du Seuil, Paris"--Verso
Famed for the Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, and his astonishing drawings, da Vinci excelled in a multitude of arenas. The patronage of the Medici family was key, and this sumptuous new book offers a view of the artist in this context, alongside the work of others who benefited from the Medici, from Brunelleschi to Michelangelo.
From anatomical studies to architectural plans, complex engineering designs to pudgy infant portraits: discover the delicate finesse of one of the most talented minds, and hands, in history. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition presents more than 600 of Leonardo da Vinci's masterful drawings.
This edition prints all three parts of Dante's great poem about the journey of the soul - INFERNO, PURGATORIO and PARADISO - in the recent English translation by Allen Mandelbaum, with an introduction and explanatory notes on each canto by the noted Dante scholar, Peter Armour.
Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And theyere powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap.
A new perspective on the brilliance of one of Western art's most celebrated visionaries through an esteemed collection of drawings
Leonardo da Vinci stands to this day as one of the most accomplished human beings ever to have lived. Sourced from our best-selling XXL-sized edition, this spectacular resource gathers full-bleed details of all the artist's paintings, including Salvator Mundi, recently the most expensive painting ever bought at auction.
Accompanying an exhibition at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts - only the second exhibition ever devoted to the artist - this noteworthy publication considers De Beer's work and career, working methods, and traces the history of De Beer's paintings in British collections. The Antwerp painter Jan de Beer (c.
Take home one of the most cult artists in history with this handy Bibliotheca Universalis edition, presenting all known works of Hieronymus Bosch. Through full spreads and carefully curated details, the book surveys the artist's compositional scope as well as his most compelling, if disturbing, inventions, from horse-skulled harp players to...
'An absorbing book, beautifully told and with the writer fully in command of a huge body of research' Philip Hensher, Mail on Sunday There was an epic sweep to Michelangelo's life. At 31 he was considered the finest artist in Italy, perhaps the world; long before he died at almost 90 he was widely believed to be the greatest sculptor or painter who had ever lived (and, by his enemies, to be an arrogant, uncouth, swindling miser). For decade after decade, he worked near the dynamic centre of events: the vortex at which European history was changing from Renaissance to Counter Reformation., Few of his works - including the huge frescoes of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, the marble giant David and The Last Judgment - were small or easy to accomplish. Like a hero of classical mythology - such as Hercules, whose statue Michelangelo carved in his youth - he was subject to constant trials and labours. In Michelangelo Martin Gayford describes what it felt like to be Michelangelo Buonarroti, and how he transformed forever our notion of what an artist could be.'It is a measure of [Michelangelo's] magnitude, and Gayford's skill in capturing it, that you finish this book wishing that Michelangelo had lived longer and created more' Rachel Spence, FT 'One of our most distinguished writers on what makes modern artists tick ., . . It is very difficult to cut through the thicket of generations of scholarship and say anything new about David, the Sistine Chapel, The Last Judgement, the Basilica of St Peter's or many of Michelangelo's other masterpieces, but Gayford manages to do so by encouraging us to think - and look - at both the obvious and the overlooked' Sunday Telegraph'Only the most ambitious biographer can take on the talent of Michelangelo Buonarroti' The Times
In this wide-ranging and authoritative book, the first of its kind in English, Wood tracks the evolution of the historical study of art from the late middle ages through the rise of the modern scholarly discipline of art history.
A fascinating look at how Elizabethan England was transformed by its interactions with cultures from around the world
Forty works by early Netherlandish masters from van Eyck to Bosch - reproduced in exquisite detail - are the subject of this breathtaking book that leads readers deep into the paintings to reveal each artist's astonishing technique and brilliant application of colour.
The untold story of one of Florence's most magnificent and mysterious palazzos
This wide-ranging exploration of the Renaissance sees the period as a time of unprecedented intellectual excitement and cultural experimentation and interaction on a global scale. It guides the reader through the key issues that defined the period, from art, architecture, and literature, to advances in science, trade and travel.
Translation of: Vite de' piu eccellenti architettori, pittori et scultori italiani.