Renaissance Art and Architecture

Renaissance Art and Architecture

by Gordon Campbell
     
 

The Renaissance, French for 'rebirth', was undoubtedly the most intensely creative period in history. This explosion of activity is reflected perhaps more than elsewhere in the art and architecture of the period. The legacy the artists, sculptors, tradesmen, architects, garden designers, engravers, and printers left behind can still be seen all over Europe today,

Overview

The Renaissance, French for 'rebirth', was undoubtedly the most intensely creative period in history. This explosion of activity is reflected perhaps more than elsewhere in the art and architecture of the period. The legacy the artists, sculptors, tradesmen, architects, garden designers, engravers, and printers left behind can still be seen all over Europe today, not only in the things produced at the time but also in modern art, architecture, culture, and ways of thinking.

Illustrated throughout with forty black-and-white, integrated pictures and sixteen pages of color plates, Renaissance Art and Architecture provides the reader with an informative overview of this fascinating period and comprehensive, alphabetically arranged entries on individual artists, architects and theorists, Schools, styles, techniques, and terms. Intruiging captions explain all featured pictures, giving the history and myth behind paintings, buildings, sculptures, and more.

Spanning the years 1415 to 1618 the A-Z text covers drawing, design, painting, sculpture, garden design, and architecture across the whole of Europe. Containing a major overview of the period as well as A-Z entries Renaissance Art and Architecture will be valuable to a variety of people, from art lovers and all those fascinated with European history and culture to a wide range of students and teachers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198609858
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester. He was the founding editor of Renaissance Studies and is now the general editor of Review of English Studies. He is also the author of The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance.

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