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Art History: Renaissance Art
This guide will introduce art history resources available to Pepperdine University students.
Disc 1. Raphael ; Michelangelo ; Fra Angelico --Disc 2. Piero della Francesca ; Caravaggio ; Tintoretto --Disc 3. Van Dyck ; Bernardo Strozzi ; Giotto.
A History of European art by William Kloss; Jaimee M Aigret; Teaching Company.
Call Number: VIDEO .H5832 DVD [ED/DOC]
8 videodiscs in set: Lecture 11. Early Renaissance sculpture in Florence ; Lecture 12. Early Renaissance architecture in Florence. Part II : Lecture 13. Masaccio and Early Renaissance painting ; Lecture 14. Jan van Eyck and Northern Renaissance art ; Lecture 15. Northern Renaissance altarpieces ; Lecture 16. Piero della Francesca in Arezzo ; Lecture 17. Sandro Botticelli ; Lecture 18. Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini --Lecture 19. High Renaissance painting in Venice ; Lecture 20. The High Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci ; Lecture 21. The High Renaissance: Raphael ; Lecture 22. The High Renaissance: Michelangelo ; Lecture 23. Albrecht D̈ürer and German Renaissance art ...
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Books on Renaissance Art
Italian Renaissance art by Laurie Adams
Call Number: Oversize N6915 .A323 2001
"Beginning with late-Byzantine-era iconography, the text follows Italian art as it transforms from a highly religious activity into a very human one, and culminates with a focus on the multitalented genius of da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Unlike many overview books on the Italian Renaissance, which focus mainly on the well-known artists and centers of production, this book also includes discussion of influential yet lesser-known artists and cities of the period. Understandably, Adams places most of her attention on painting. Yet she gives a fair and thorough treatment of architecture and sculpture." - Booklist
History of Italian Renaissance art: painting, sculpture, architecture. by Frederick Hartt
Call Number: Oversize N6915 .H37
"Frederick Hartt's History of Italian Renaissance Art remains an unrivaled classic. As absorbing to read as it is authoritative in content, the book covers over four centuries of Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture. Its sumptuous color illustrations, fine writing, and in-depth scholarship bring into focus all the elements of this extraordinarily creative period and the amazing personalities who gave it life."
Art in Renaissance Italy by John T Paoletti; Gary M Radke
Call Number: Oversize N6915 .P26 1997b
This work is wide in scope, covering the years from 1300 to the late 1500s, and purposely opens discussion to include many major Italian cities, in response to Vasari's bias solely for Florence. Whereas other books are organized by time, by artists, or by patronage, this book's essence is the relationships among artist, art, location, and public. Primary source material is interspersed throughout the text to set concepts in their historic framework.
Art, power, and patronage in Renaissance Italy by John T Paoletti; Gary M Radke
Call Number: Oversize N6915 .P26 2005
Explores some of the circumstances of Renaissance art, such as why it was created and who commissioned the palaces, cathedrals, paintings, and sculptures.
Painting in Italy, 1500-1600 by S J Freedberg
Call Number: ND615 .F66 1993
'Art', declared Vasari in Lives of the Artists, has been reborn and reached perfection in our time'. Indeed the roster of great names in painting of the Cinquecento, which only begins with those of Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael, appears to justify this grand claim. Professor Freedberg here discusses the individual painters and analyses the hallmarks of their work. He traces the classical style of the High Renaissance, the Mannerism that succeeded it, and the events, in North Italy especially, that resist stylistic categories.
Art and life in Renaissance Venice by Patricia Fortini Brown
Call Number: N6921.V5 B75 1997
hrough close examination of Renaissance paintings, drawings, book illustrations, and other art works, Patricia Fortini Brown brings fourteenth and fifteenth century Venice alive. She explores the role of the guilds and the nobility, the unique island setting, the environment of the church and the private home, the political rivalries with other states, the taste for symbols and metaphors, the myriad qualities that made Venice distinct and its art unique.
Art of Renaissance Florence, 1400-1600 by Loren W Partridge
Call Number: Oversize N6921.F7 P37 2009
"In this absorbing illustrated history, history. Loren Partridge takes the reader on an insightful tour of Renaissance Florence and sheds new light on its celebrated art and culture by examining the city's great architectural and artistic achievements in their political, intellectual, and religious contexts. " - Book jacket
The mirror of the artist : northern Renaissance art in its historical context by Craig Harbison
Call Number: N6370 .H26 1995
Discussion of major political entities; Burgundian court, Holy Roman Empire, French and English monarchies, German cities and duchies; their relative power and prestige over time, their particularly make-up and artistic concern; the importance of ephemeral art in aristocratic circles. Also includes discussion of social and economic developments over two centuries; the position of the Catholic church and general characteristics and evaluation of intellectual life in 15th and 16th centuries
Northern Renaissance art : painting, sculpture, the graphic arts from 1350 to 1575 by James Snyder; Larry Silver; Henry Luttikhuizen
Call Number: Oversize N6370 .S6 2005
"Snyder's classic survey provides an authoritative and absorbing assessment of Northern achievements, ranging from Bohemian court art under Charles IV in Prague in the 1350s to the open sale of pictures as commodities on Antwerp's art market in the 1560s. In rich detail but with utter clarity, this book tells the stories of the artists and the patrons who created this extraordinary flowering of art."
Covers a wide range of subject areas, addressing people and subjects specific to all areas of Northern, Central, and Eastern Europe, including the diverse geographical regions that now encompass the modern nations of Germany, Austria, France, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Poland, and Russia. Featuring rich and engaging articles on artists, artisans, patrons, painting, architecture, sculpture, cities, centres of production, theory, criticism, and more
Northern Renaissance art, 1400-1600 : sources and documents by Wolfgang Stechow
Call Number: N6370 .N67 1989
An anthology of source material arranged by countries. The selected passages are in roughly chronological sequence and are linked by bridge passages that provide a preparation for the extract.
Artists at court : image-making and identity, 1300-1550 by Stephen J Campbell; Evelyn S Welch; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.; et al
Call Number: N5205.7.E9 A77 2004
Based on the symposium "The Renaissance court artist" held at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Mar. 2, 2002.
Princes and artists : patronage and ideology at four Habsburg courts, 1517-1633 by H R Trevor-Roper
Call Number: N6805 .T73x
The relationship between artists and their patrons has always been a complex and fascinating one. This is especially true of the Habsburg rulers of the 16th and 17th centuries, not only because they are themselves of intrinsic interest, but because the artists whom they encouraged or employed – Dürer, Titian, El Greco, Rubens – were among the greatest of all times.
Painting, power, and patronage : the rise of the professional artist in renaissance Italy by Bram Kempers
Call Number: N5273 .K4613 1992
"Although it is hardly a new idea that the development of Italian painting in the period between 1200 and 1600 was shaped by the shifting requirements of its patrons, Kempers has articulated a useful schema for analyzing the interaction of this professionalization of painting and the artistic needs of evolving urban societies. Thus, the patronage of painting is set into social frameworks dominated sequentially by mendicant orders, civic authorities, merchant families, and papal and aristocratic courts. " -Library Journal
Patronage in the Renaissance by Guy Fitch Lytle; Stephen Orgel
Call Number: CB361 .P27 1981
Folger Institute essays
Patronage in Renaissance Italy : from 1400 to the early sixteenth century by Mary Hollingsworth
Call Number: N5273 .H65 1994
Mary Hollingsworth shows how the patron--rather than the artist--carefully controlled both subject and medium in artistic creation. In a competitive and violent age, she explains, image and ostentation were essential statements of the patron's power. As a result, perceived cost became more important than artistic quality (and buildings, bronze, or tapestry were considered more eloquent statements than cheaper marble or fresco). Artists in the early Renaissance were employed as craftsmen, Hollingsworth concludes, and only late in the century did their relations with patrons start to adopt a pattern we might recognize today.
Renaissance women patrons : wives and widows in Italy c. 1300-c. 1550 by Catherine King
Call Number: N5273 .K55 1998
Publication Date: 1998
This is a pioneering study of the commissioning powers of a large group of Italian laywomen. In a sequence of case-studies, Catherine E. King surveys the kinds of art and architecture which these laywomen could commission, and by probing how far female patrons could express any non-conformist views or play unexpected roles in their art, she builds up a picture of the legal, social, financial and spiritual factors which made it possible for women to act as patrons in this society.