Renaissance: Discover the World of the Renaissance-an Age of Creativity, Experimentation, and Discovery

Renaissance: Discover the World of the Renaissance-an Age of Creativity, Experimentation, and Discovery

by Andrew Langley, Andy Crawford
     
 
Travel back in time to the period of extraordinary growth and vitality that was Renaissance Europe. Meet Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and the Medicis. Experience the daily life and workings of a Renaissance town. View some of the most beautiful and important art works in the world. In glorious full-color photographic spreads, Renaissance documents Europe's

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Travel back in time to the period of extraordinary growth and vitality that was Renaissance Europe. Meet Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and the Medicis. Experience the daily life and workings of a Renaissance town. View some of the most beautiful and important art works in the world. In glorious full-color photographic spreads, Renaissance documents Europe's emergence from the Dark Ages into an era of unparalleled enlightenment and creativity in the realms of politics, arts, literature, technology, and innovation.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4 Up-Langley has combined in-depth research with the arresting, trademark photographs of the series to showcase a complex period in European history. The book covers many aspects of the Renaissance, including the rise of city-states, trade, art, architecture, and the role of the Catholic Church. There are also sections on dress and daily life-the basis for many reports in today's classrooms. The tersely written, well-documented text takes a broad-brush approach to the period, providing an introduction to each topic. Detailed captions supply additional information. However, it's the choice and placement of full-color photographs and reproductions that make this book so appealing. The layout features a mixture of large photographs and smaller insets, drawing the eye in with its variety and movement. Unfortunately, the index is far from inclusive. For younger readers, the book will provide adequate enough visual and textural information for class projects. For others, it offers a number of wonderful jumping-off points for more in-depth research.-Barbara Buckley, Jericho Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375801365
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description:
American Edition
Pages:
59
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.33(h) x 0.45(d)

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