History of Italian Renaissance Art by Frederick Hartt Book PDF Summary
This volume covers over four centuries of Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture. Revising author David G. Wilkins blends new scholarly discoveries with original author Hartt's emphasis on stylistic developments between the 12th and 16th centuries. offer a dynamic insight into the way Renaissance men and women experienced their art. Since the release of the fourth edition, many more works have been restored, including Michelangelo's Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel and Raphael's Stanze frescoes in the Vatican. Fresh views of renowned works are included with art commissioned or produced by women. Extended captions identify Renaissance patrons and provide details about historical context, emphasizing how art was created and why, while in-depth visual analysis clarifies the aesthetic developments that emerged in key artistic centers such as Florence, Rome, Venice, and Siena. New iconographic diagrams and computerized reconstructions add dimension to the meanings behind classical, secular, and sacred motifs.