Italian Renaissance Art (Paperback)
Volumes One and Two
Thames & Hudson, 9780500293348, 722pp.
Publication Date: November 20, 2017
A new edition—now in two volumes—of the largest and most comprehensive textbook about Italian Renaissance art
Now in its second edition, Italian Renaissance Art presents an updated and even more accessible history. The book has been split into two volumes: the first, covering the period 1300 to 1510; the second, 1490 to 1600. The volumes retain the same innovative decade-by-decade structure as the first edition, and a number of chapters have been revised by the authors to reflect the latest scholarship. The coverage of the Trecento has been expanded, and a new appendix section explains all the key Renaissance art-making techniques, with illustrations and step-by-steps for such processes as lost-wax casting. This book tells the story of art in the great cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice while profiling a range of other centers throughout Italy—including in this edition art from Naples, Padua, and Palermo.
About the Author
Michael W. Cole is Professor and Department Chair of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, where he writes and teaches on European art of the fifteenth through eighteenth centuries, with a specialization in early modern Italy. His recent books and articles have focused on sculpture and urbanism in Rome and Florence, on Renaissance magic and demonology, and on experimental etching. In 2009–2010, he was Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor at Williams College.