Renaissance Architecture (Oxford History of Art)

The Renaissance was a diverse phenomenon, marked by innovation and economic expansion, the rise of powerful rulers, religious reforms, and social change. Encompassing the entire continent, Renaissance Architecture examines the rich variety of buildings that emerged during these seminal centuries of European history.

Although marked by the rise of powerful individuals, both patrons and architects, the Renaissance was equally a time of growing group identities and communities — and architecture provided the public face to these new identities. Religious reforms in northern Europe, spurred on by Martin Luther, rejected traditional church function and decoration, and proposed new models. Political ambitions required new buildings to satisfy court rituals. Territory, nature, and art intersected to shape new landscapes and building types. Classicism came to be the international language of an educated architect and an ambitious patron, drawing on the legacy of ancient Rome. Yet the richness of the medieval tradition continued to be used throughout Europe, often alongside classical buildings.

Examining each of these areas by turn, this book offers a broad cultural history of the period as well as a completely new approach to the history of Renaissance architecture. The work of well-known architects such as Michelangelo and Andrea Palladio is examined alongside lesser known though no less innovative designers such as Juan Guas in Portugal and Benedikt Ried in Prague and Eastern Europe. Drawing on the latest research, it also covers more recent areas of interest such as the story of women as patrons and the emotional effect of Renaissance buildings, as well as the impact of architectural publications and travel on the emerging new architectural culture across Europe. As such, it provides a compelling introduction to the subject for all those interested in the history of architecture, society, and culture in the Renaissance, and European culture in general.

Renaissance Art

The Renaissance began at the end of the 14th century in Italy and had extended across the whole of Europe by the second half of the 16th century. The rediscovery of the splendour of ancient Greece and Rome marked the beginning of the rebirth of the arts following the break-down of the dogmatic certitude of the Middle Ages. A number of artists began to innovate in the domains of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Depicting the ideal and the actual, the sacred and the profane, the period provided a frame of reference which influenced European art over the next four centuries.
Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Giorgione, Mantegna, Raphael, Dürer and Bruegel are among the artists who made considerable contributions to the art of the Renaissance.

The Art of Italian Renaissance

Cologne: Konemann, 1995 463 pp, b/w and colour illustrations, translated into English by Deborah Ffoulkes, Fiona Hulse, Michael Hulse, Michael Scuffil and Karen Williams.

Introduction / Rolf Toman — Italian architecture of the late Middle Ages / Alick McLean — Painting and sculpture in the late Middle Ages / Alexander Perrig — Renaissance architecture in Florence and central Italy / Alick McLean — Architecture of the high Renaissance and mannerism in Rome and central Italy / Wolfgang Jung — Architecture of the late Renaissance in Venice and the Veneto / Jeanette Kohl — Italian Renaissance sculpture / Uwe Geese — Early Renaissance art in Florence and central Italy / Barbara Deimling — Painting of the high Renaissance and mannerism in Rome and central Italy ; Renaissance painting in Venice and northern Italy / Alexander Rauch — Drawing and the artist’s basic training from the 13th to the 16th century / Alexander Perrig.

Art in Renaissance Italy (4th Edition)

Art mattered in the Renaissance… People expected painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of visual art to have a meaningful effect on their lives,” write the authors of this introduction to Italian Renaissance art.


A glance at the pages of Art in Renaissance Italy shows at once its freshness and breadth of approach, which includes thorough explanation into how and why works of art, buildings, prints, and other forms of visual production came to be. The authors also discuss how men and women of the Renaissance regarded art and artists, why works of Renaissance art look the way they do, and what this means to us. Unlike other books on the subject, this one covers not only Florence and Rome, but also Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Naples—each governed in a distinctly different manner, every one with individual, political, and social structures that inevitably affected artistic styles. Spanning more than three centuries, the narrative brings to life the rich tapestry of Italian Renaissance society and the art that is its enduring legacy. Throughout, special features, including textual sources from the period and descriptions of social rituals, evoke and document the people and places of this dynamic age.

Art in Renaissance Italy: 1350-1500 (Oxford History of Art)

The Italian Renaissance was a pivotal period in the history of Western culture during which artists such as Masaccio, Donatello, Fra Angelico, and Leonardo created some of the world’s most influential and exciting works in a variety of artistic fields. Here, Evelyn Welch presents a fresh picture of the Italian Renaissance by challenging traditional scholarship and placing emphasis on recreating the experience of contemporary Italians: the patrons who commissioned the works, the members of the public who viewed them, and the artists who produced them. Art in Renaissance Italy 1350-1500 dramatically revises the traditional story of the Renaissance and takes into account new issues that have greatly enriched our understanding of the period. From paintings and coins to sculptures and tapestries, Welch examines the issues of materials, workshop practices, and artist-patron relationships, and explores the ways in which visual imagery related to contemporary sexual, social, and political behavior.

Renaissance Art: A Beginner’s Guide (Beginner’s Guides)

The 15th century saw the evolution of a distinct and powerfully influential European culture. But what does the familiar phrase ?Renaissance Art” actually describe? Through engaging discussion of timeless works by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo, Nichols produces a masterpiece of his own as he explores the truly original and diverse character of the artistic Renaissance. Tom Nichols is a lecturer in Renaissance Art History at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

Crayola; Oil Pastels; Art Tools; 28 ct; Bright, Bold Opaque Colors; Jumbo Size; Hexagonal Shape

Explore the fun techniques and look of oil pastels! The smooth, bendable colors are easy to apply and allow colors to be mixed for endless variety and fun. These pastels feature a hexagonal shape that won’t roll off your work surface. This package contains 16 brilliant, opaque oil pastels. Non-toxic. Conforms to ASTM D 4236. Caution: Crayola Oil Pastels contain pigments that may stain clothing, fabrics, and other surfaces. WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD-Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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uxcell 5-Piece Painting Knife Set

Every artist needs a good selection of palette knives. This 5-piece stainless steel set offers assorted shapes and styles at a reasonable price. Use to mix paint such as acrylics and oils for canvas painting, but also excellent for applying paints using thick paint palette knife techniques. Features natural wood handles and stainless steel blades.

Royal & Langnickel 104-Piece All Media Easel Artist Set

Royal & Langnickel Sketching and Drawing Easel Set is a comprehensive 104 piece collection of artist materials ideal for the beginner, student, or artist. This set features a wide assortment of pencils, pastels, and paints fitted into a convertible, two-drawer chest that opens to reveal a third tray of product. The storage chest converts into a sturdy table-top easel. The mast and holders for the easel assemble quickly and easily, then simply remove and conveniently store in the chest when traveling. An outstanding collection of tools for your studio or an ideal gift for an artist or serious art student.

60 Gel Pen Set, Colors – Metallic, Glitter, Neon, Pastel, Basic, Office Stationery Back to School Art Supplies, Coloring Pens Children Toys, Adult Coloring Book Pens Packs Drawing, Sketching, Gel Pens


Super cool colors to choose from in Glitter gel ink, Neon gel ink, Pastels gel ink, Metallic gel ink and colors you can only dream of. With this amazing gel pen pack you can create and explore new art techniques while amazing your friends and family with this diverse and enjoyable coloring pen set.


This well design and beautifully present gel pen set will make the perfect gift for both young and old. Adult colouring has become a very popular craft activity for artist and creative women and men as a way of stress relief and relaxation. Our gel pens can be used for coloring books for adults or colouring books for kids. Our coloring pens come in a variety of bright assorted color gel inks. The most popular are the gel glitter pens, gel metallic pens and neon pens. Our gel pastel pens also make for effective craft projects done on black paper.


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Studio 71 deluxe art set overflows with color and creativity. For the serious artist. Set includes 24 color pencils, 24 oil pastels, 24 watercolor cakes, 2 paint brushes, 2 drawing pencils, pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser and sanding blocks. Provides an artist with a wide range of materials in a compact, portable wood case with handle. Small parts, not for children under 3 years.

Art Alternatives Marquis Artists Adjustable Desk Box Easel, Natural

The Marquis easel is a portable miniature desk that converts to a painting easel with one simple adjustment – and folds up just as easily. The folding easel adjusts to four positions and will accommodate a canvas up to 11×14 inches. Cleverly designed and light-weight yet sturdy, it has a drawer with three compartments to hold brushes, paints, sketching tools and other essential gear.

Signs and Symbols in Christian Art

First published in 1954 and having gone through several editions, this comprehensive book remains the authoritative source in the study of symbols in Christian art. This paperback edition includes all of the three hundred fifty illustrations from the original edition, as well as the complete and unabridged text, revealing . the symbolism inherent in representations of religious personages, the Earth and Sky, animals, birds, insects, and flowers. In addition to a discussion of objects treated symbolically in Christian art, George Ferguson explores Old Testament characters and events and their symbolic representation in art. In addition to a discussion of objects treated symbolically in Christian art, George Ferguson explores Old Testament characters and events and their symbolic representation in art.

Gospel Figures in Art (Guide to Imagery Series)

In viewing the great works of sacred Western art, many people find difficulty in understanding the stories and identifying the figures portrayed in them. This informative guide decodes these often-mysterious scenes and reveals a vibrant world of images from the Christian tradition for museum visitors, students, and art enthusiasts alike.
Gospel Figures in Art examines depictions of stories and figures from both the New Testament’s canonical gospels (the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) and the apocryphal gospels (early Christian writings excluded from the New Testament because of their unsubstantiated authorship), which served as rich sources of inspiration for medieval and Renaissance artists. Illustrated with masterpieces from many of the world’s premier museums, the art works provided as visual references are carefully analyzed. Sections are devoted to the principal figures in the life of Jesus Christ-his family and the evangelists-and to the major biographical turning points: his birth and baptism, his public life, the miracles and good deeds he performed, his crucifixion, resurrection, and the events that followed. This indispensable resource makes the icons and narratives of sacred art come to life.

The Great Masters of Italian Art


“This book offers a highly condensed overview, if that is the right choice of words, of the art that flourished in Italy between the end of the thirteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth: five centuries during which, in the various states into which the peninsula was divided prior to its unification (1861, followed by the taking of Rome in 1870), great master followed after great master, producing masterpiece upon masterpiece. It is true that it is Italy’s privilege and pride to be able to offer an unparalleled “dispersed museum.” Archeological sites, churches and monasteries, civic monuments of architecture and statuary, museums, public and private art collections, historic gardens, landscapes shaped by centuries of human labor: all these and more form a network of high-quality art that covers not only the great urban centers but the whole of the territory. A network that, despite the destruction wrought by thousands of agonizing events, from pillage by armies to natural disasters, has held and still holds magnificently, thanks to the strength of its historical structure, made up of institutional and human relationships. Admiring a work of art in an Italian museum or church, where the work itself still holds a dialogue, beyond the walls that enclose it, with the urban or rural environment of which it is an expression and reflection, is always a quite different thing from looking at it in the often impeccable but inevitably aseptic surroundings of a great museum in Europe, America or any other part of the world.

Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes, 1250-1743


This is the most comprehensive book on the paintings and frescoes of Florence ever undertaken, with nearly 2,000 beautifully reproduced artworks from the city’s great museums and churches-produced in the same manner as BD&L’s The Louvre and The Vatican.

Every painted work that is on display in the Uffizi Gallery, The Pitti Palace, the Accademia, and the Duomo is included in the book, plus many or most of the works from 28 of the city’s other magnificent museums and churches. The research and text are by Ross King (best-selling author), Anja Grebe (author or The Louvre and The Vatican), Cristina Acidini (former Superintendent of the public museums of Florence) and Msgr. Timothy Verdon (Director of the artworks for the Archdiocese of Florence).

History of Italian Renaissance Art, 7th Edition

For survey courses in Italian Renaissance art.


A broad survey of art and architecture in Italy between c. 1250 and 1600, this book approaches the works from the point of view of the artist as individual creator and as an expression of the city within which the artist was working.


History of Italian Renaissance Art, Seventh Edition, brings you an updated understanding of this pivotal period as it incorporates new research and current art historical thinking, while also maintaining the integrity of the story that Frederick Hartt first told so enthusiastically many years ago. Choosing to retain Frederick Hartt’s traditional framework, David Wilkins’ incisive revisions keep the book fresh and up-to-date.

An Art Lover’s Guide to Florence

No city but Florence contains such an intense concentration of art produced in such a short span of time. The sheer number and proximity of works of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence can be so overwhelming that Florentine hospitals treat hundreds of visitors each year for symptoms brought on by trying to see them all, an illness famously identified with the French author Stendhal.

While most guidebooks offer only brief descriptions of a large number of works, with little discussion of the historical background, Judith Testa gives a fresh perspective on the rich and brilliant art of the Florentine Renaissance in An Art Lover’s Guide to Florence. Concentrating on a number of the greatest works, by such masters as Botticelli and Michelangelo, Testa explains each piece in terms of what it meant to the people who produced it and for whom they made it, deftly treating the complex interplay of politics, sex, and religion that were involved in the creation of those works.
With Testa as a guide, armchair travelers and tourists alike will delight in the fascinating world of Florentine art and history.

3 Pieces Modern Canvas Painting Wall Art The Picture For Home Decoration Cityscape Traditional Port Mediterranean Sea Cinque Terre Italy Coast Landscape Print On Canvas Giclee Artwork For Wall Decor

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The Art of Islamic Banking and Finance: Tools and Techniques for Community-Based Banking

A detailed look at the fast-growing field of Islamic banking and finance

The Art of Islamic Banking and Finance is a modern American take on what it means to incorporate Islamic finance principles into everyday banking and investment techniques by introducing a new brand of banking for all people of all faiths: The Riba-Free (RF) banking.

The author is considered the father of RF (Islamic) banking in America. He has been a banker and an Imam/scholar for over 40 years in America since 1968. He started the tedious process with a finance company, LARIBA, in Pasadena, California in 1987. This is the first book ever in the field to trace the origins of prohibiting the renting of money at a price called interest rate and over-indulging in debt. The book reviews in great details the theological foundations of prohibiting interest in the Jewish Bible, the Christian Bible, and the Qur’aan. The author then discusses money and how fiat money is created, the role of the Federal Reserve, and the banking system in America. The book also discusses for the first time ever how to include an important aspect of RF (Islamic) finance using commodity indexation and marking the items to be financed to market in order to avoid participating in economic “bubbles.” The author discusses how these rules work, how they affect consumer behavior, and how they change the role of the banker/financier.

  • Covers a new pioneering model that is based on the Law (Shari’aa) and how it is applied in every transaction from joint ventures and portfolio management to home mortgages and personal financing
  • Shows how to incorporate the Law (Shari’aa) into American financing and banking systems
  • Points to RF (Islamic) finance and banking as a way to emphasize socially responsible investing

The Art of Islamic Banking and Finance also includes a discussion on the emergence of a culture of RF (Islamic) banking and finance today, which is based on the real Judeo-Christian-Islamic spirit and very effective when compared to twentieth-century models that use financial engineering and structuring techniques to circumvent the Law (Shari’aa). The book also includes case studies based on the actual experience of the author and detailed analysis of the superior results realized by applying this new brand of banking to financing.

The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250–1800 (The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series)

The Alhambra, the Taj Mahal and the Tahmasp “Shahnama, ” these masterpieces of Islamic art were produced during the period from the Mongol conquest in the early thirteenth century and the advent of European colonial rule in the nineteenth. This book surveys the arts and architecture of the traditional Islamic lands during this era.

Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This expansive book reveals the great diversity and range of art of the Arab lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and later South Asia. Published to coincide with the historic reopening of the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum’s Islamic Art Department, it presents nearly three hundred masterpieces from one of the finest collections in the world. The works range chronologically from the origins of Islam in the seventh century through the nineteenth century, and geographically from as far west as Spain and Morocco to as far east as India. Outstanding miniature paintings and illuminated manuscripts, ceramics, textiles, carpets, glass, and metalwork reflect the mutual influence of artistic practice in the sacred and secular realms. Many of these beautiful objects display the rich traditions of calligraphy, vegetal ornament (the arabesque), and geometric patterning that distinguish the arts of the Islamic world. 

With seven informative essays and almost three hundred catalogue entries—supplemented by introductory essays on the collection and its display—this handsome and comprehensive overview will enlighten the specialist and the general reader alike.

Islamic Art

From the Alhambra to the Taj Mahal, from the Dome of the Rock to the ever evolving art of calligraphy, Barbara Brend traces the development of classic Islamic art from the seventh through the twentieth century.

The term “Islamic art” suggests a unity of style and purpose, and these works are in fact instantly recognizable for their subtlety of line and sumptuous detail. The Islamic world–from Arabia to North Africa and Spain, from Turkey to Central Asia and India–has a shared cultural heritage of extraordinary richness. Yet it is a common tradition that divides into a diversity of styles. So Brend narrates this history region by region, illustrating her discussion with superb examples drawn from all areas in which Muslim artists and craftsmen have excelled–mosque and palace architecture; the art of the book (calligraphy, painting, and bindings); and the decorative arts, including metalwork, carvings, mosaics, pottery, textiles, and carpets. Throughout, the author elucidates forms, aesthetic principles, themes, and imagery. And she points to sources and influences in the different periods–for example, the prominence of jade and chinoiserie after the Mongol invasion. In Islamic Art Brend expertly guides us through the splendors and delicacies of this classic tradition.

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Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem (Arts and Archaeology of the Islamic World)

Through its material remains, “Perspectives on Early Islamic Art in Jerusalem” analyzes several overlooked aspects of the earliest decades of Islamic presence in Jerusalem, during the seventh century CE. Focusing on the “Haram al-Sharif,” also known as the Temple Mount, Lawrence Nees provides the first sustained study of the Dome of the Chain, a remarkable eleven-sided building standing beside the slightly later Dome of the Rock, and the first study of the meaning of the columns and column capitals with figures of eagles in the Dome of the Rock. He also provides a new interpretation of the earliest mosque in Jerusalem, the “Haram” as a whole, with the sacred Rock at its center.

The Art of Architectural Photography: How to Photograph Museums, Schools, Restaurants, Homes, Offices, and More

If you want to take your interior and architectural photographs to the next level, or want to learn techniques that you can incorporate into your own architectural, interior, or real estate photography, this is the book for you. Award-winning architectural photographer Randy Van Duinen walks you through the process he used to create some of his favorite images?working inside and outside and throughout the day and on into the dusk and twilight hours. Lighting (including light painting), styling, composition, and Photoshop techniques are all covered, giving you a new sense of confidence that will allow you to work in any situation and make your clients happy. In addition to the expected ?monumental” architecture, the author explores special techniques for photographing schools, offices, residential properties, and much more.

Fine Art Grayscale Coloring Book

Fine Art Grayscale is an adult grayscale coloring book filled with 50 images on single sided pages. These grayscale coloring pages were created from beautiful paintings and brought to life for you the colorist to color.

Check out the other line art and grayscale coloring books by designer/illustrator Karlon Douglas by clicking on the “More About The Author” section below
Coloring Doodlez 2
Coloring on the Edge
Coloring on the Edge Halloween
Eye Candy (This book has a mature rating so your Amazon account must be open to view mature content.)
Sexy Shoes
Baby Love
Pin-Up Girls
Pin-Up Girls 2
Little Kisses
Sugar Skulls
Reminiscent of Marilyn
Coloring on the Edge Toony Terrors
The Rustic West
Gorgeous Gowns
Coloring Steampunk Mollishers & Nemmos
Belly Dancers