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The Renaissance Complete (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 03/08/2009
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No period has been more discussed, dissected and argued over than the Renaissance, and every age has reconstructed it in its own image. Today's emphasis is on its complexity - the way ideas, politics, religion, society, art and science depended upon and affected one another. The Renaissance Complete does away with watertight divisions by means of a lucid, innovatory system of cross-references and brings the image to centre stage. The fascinating range of topics covered includes the revival of classical learning, the printing press, the rise of the nation-state, philosophy and the role of women. The scope is all-embracing: Italy, France, Spain, Britain, Germany and the northern countries; courts and patrons, painters and sculptors, churchmen and traders, men, women and children. Over 1,000 illustrations are carefully focused on over 100 key topics, subject-matter taking precedence over art history. An impressive information resource provides biographies, timelines, bibliography, a gazetteer of museums and galleries and an illustrated glossary.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500284599
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 1660 g
Dimensions: 280 x 219 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Wonderful ... attractive and eye-catching, and genuinely enjoyable' - The Art Quarterly
'Tremendous ... an invaluable guide for anyone interested in one of Europe's greatest periods' - Contemporary Review
'A masterwork' - New York Times Book Review

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