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Renaissance Art & Architecture

Renaissance Art & Architecture
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Description: 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, Renaissance Art and Architecture provides the reader with an informative overview of this fascinating period and comprehensive, alpha ... (more)
Manufacturer: Oxford University Press
Release date: 31 December 2004
ISBN-10 : 019860985X | ISBN-13: 9780198609858
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Keaster added this to a list 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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"When I placed the order on this I thought I was getting a nonfiction or an essay book on the subject or so, but I did not expect that I would be getting a dictionary! But I did. Content-wise it's packed full of compressed information about Renaissance artists, styles, certain buildings or gardens, techniques of painting etc. etc. and certainly does a good job on that (albeit a few typos with years or the cardinal numbers of different popes) – it's just that reading a dictionary like this from "

Keaster rated this 6/10 3 weeks, 6 days ago