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Most popular Renaissance art books

The most popular Renaissance art books currently available. Updated weekly.
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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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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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Story of Painting: How art was made
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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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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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Month in Siena
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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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Leonardo da Vinci: Complete Paintings (Revised)
Translation of: Leonardo: una carriera di pittore.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Leonardo Da Vinci: Detail of the Head of the Virgin (Foiled Pocket Journal)
Part of a series of luxurious, handy Flame Tree pocket notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap.
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Leonardo da Vinci. The Complete Paintings
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.
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Art of the Northern Renaissance: Courts, Commerce and Devotion
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Botticelli
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...
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Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de' Medici's Valois Tapestries
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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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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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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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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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Lives of the Artists
Translation of: Vite de' piu eccellenti architettori, pittori et scultori italiani.
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Titian's Touch: Art, Magic and Philosophy
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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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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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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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'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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Fra Angelico and the rise of the Florentine Renaissance
With illustrations that demonstrate the rich colors and intense light that imbue Fra Angelico's work, this book takes a deeper look at one of the master painters of the Florentine Renaissance.
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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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Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Historical Reception
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Rape of Europa: The Intriguing History of Titian's Masterpiece
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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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Leonardo da Vinci Sketchbook
Released to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death.
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Yellow: The History of a Color
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Michelangelo And The Pope's Ceiling
In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Nevertheless, for the next four years he and a hand-picked team of assistants laboured over the vast ceiling, making thousands of drawings and spending back-breaking hours on a scaffold fifty feet above the floor.
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Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
Tells the history of the modest family which rose to become one of the most powerful in Europe. This title explores the intensely dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence, as well as the Italian Renaissance which they did so much to sponsor and encourage.
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Leonardo da Vinci: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works
Leonardo da Vinci: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works covers his life and work, beginning with his paintings, including several he never completed, that form the core of his artistic oeuvre. The extensive A to Z section includes several hundred entries. The bibliography provides a comprehensive list of publications covering his life.
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Short History of the Italian Renaissance
Contains new emphasis on women; rhetorical culture and the Italian regions beyond Florence/Venice/Rome.