The Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art

The Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art 2 volumes Grove Library of World Art A two volume work covering an extraordinary period in the history of art that produced some of the most famous artists of all time including Leonardo da Vinci Raphael and Michelangelo Beginning with transitional Late Gothic artists such as Giotto the biographies in The Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art trace the evolution of the new modes of artistic expression from scientific naturalism and the development of linear perspective to the exploration of new secular themes derived from Classical literature and mythology All three phases of Renaissance art are covers early high and late the latter period also known as Mannerist Besides biographies on all types of artists from painters illuminators sculptors and architects to printmakers and maiolica designers patrons and collectors there are entries on styles important art forms cities and in depth surveys of all the fine and decorative art forms in Italy during the Renaissance and Mannerist periods

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