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The most popular Renaissance art books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Month in Siena
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The 100 Milestones
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.
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Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World's Most Expensive Painting
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.
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Drawings of Rembrandt
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Caravaggio. The Complete Works
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...
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Leonardo da Vinci. The Graphic Work
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.
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Bruegel
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.
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Leonardo da Vinci
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.
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Michelangelo. The Graphic Work
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.
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Story of Painting: How art was made
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Leonardo
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.
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Yellow: The History of a Color
"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
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Leonardo da Vinci: Complete Paintings (Revised)
Translation of: Leonardo: una carriera di pittore.
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Michelangelo. The Complete Paintings, Sculptures and Arch.
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...
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How to Think Like da Vinci
Learn about this great man's life and achievements and develop your understanding of one of the world's most eclectic and extraordinary minds.
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Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
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.
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Divine Comedy
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.
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Albrecht Durer
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.
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Pieter Bruegel. The Complete Works
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...
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Palladio
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.
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Michelangelo, God's Architect: The Story of His Final Years and Greatest Masterpiece
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Secret Language of the Renaissance: Decoding the Hidden Symbolism of Italian Art
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.
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Botticelli
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
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Leonardo Da Vinci: The Complete Paintings in Detail
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.
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Global Interests: Renaissance Art Between East and West
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.
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Living with Leonardo
Martin Kemp, described by The Times as `the world's leading authority on Leonardo', relates his fifty-year relationship with the most famous artist of all time.
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Leonardo da Vinci: Masterworks: Art in the Age of the Medici
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.
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Michelangelo: Creation Hands (Foiled Journal)
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.
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Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and most dangerous life of any of the great painters. This book presents the readings of Caravaggio's pictures, which show how he created their drama, immediacy and humanity, and how completely he departed from the conventions of his time.
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Leonardo da Vinci. The Complete Paintings
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.
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Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered
A modern rethinking of the career and vision of one of the greatest artists of all time on the 500th anniversary of his death
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'Truly Bright and Memorable': Jan De Beer's Renaissance Altarpieces
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.
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Leonardo da Vinci
Often called "the first art historian", the author writes with delight on the lives of Leonardo and other celebrated Renaissance artists.
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Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Embark on a tour of the world's greatest artistic movements and works, from prehistoric cave paintings to performance art with The Art Book, the latest in the stunning Big Ideas series. The Art Book explores the most celebrated artworks by history's most influential painters, sculptors, and artists with stunning visuals and insightful quotes. Discover profiles of the most important artists from across the globe, stretching from the prehistoric Altamira cave paintings and Chinese jade carvings to movements including impressionism, symbolism, and cubism. Understand the ideas which inspired masterpieces by Botticelli, Rembrandt, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and dozens more, with The Art Book's fascinating coverage of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, conceptual art, and performance art, from ancient history to the modern day. This hardback book has 352 pages and measures: 23.8 x 20 x 2.6cm
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Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook
Released to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death.
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Michelangelo: Mind of the Master
A new perspective on the brilliance of one of Western art's most celebrated visionaries through an esteemed collection of drawings
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Hieronymus Bosch: Garden of Earthly Delights
Now available in a new edition, this book explores Hieronymus Bosch's masterpiece Garden of Earthly Delights.
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Michelangelo: His Epic Life
'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
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Lives of Tintoretto
The most exhilarating painter of the Renaissance and arguablyof the whole of western art, Tintoretto was known as Il Furiosobecause of the attack and energy of his style.
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Titian's Touch: Art, Magic and Philosophy
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House of Secrets: The Many Lives of a Florentine Palazzo
The untold story of one of Florence's most magnificent and mysterious palazzos
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Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de' Medici's Valois Tapestries
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Elizabethan Globalism - England, China and the Rainbow Portrait
A fascinating look at how Elizabethan England was transformed by its interactions with cultures from around the world
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Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction
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.
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What Great Paintings Say. Italian Renaissance
Awe-inspiring classics become accessible, captivating stories thanks to this investigation into the covert world of Renaissance masterpieces. From Botticelli to Michelangelo, delve into the works of Italian masters like never before. Rose-Marie and Rainer Hagen meticulously dissect 12 key pieces alongside analytical essays and enlarged details...
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Leonardo Pop-ups
A one-of-a-kind book of pop-ups based on the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
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Renaissance of Etching
The first comprehensive look at the origins and diffusion across Europe of the etched print during the late 15th and early 16th centuries
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Raphael and the Pope's Librarian
Published in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death, this book tells the story of the first Raphael in America and explores Inghirami's fascinating career.
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Renaissance Art Pop-up Book
Features artists, art, and architecture of the period, including the frescos of Giotto, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, and the works of Caravaggio, Botticelli, and Titian.
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Van Eyck: Masters of Art
This generously illustrated volume on the work of Jan van Eyck makes the world's greatest art accessible to readers of every level of appreciation.