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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.