c 1400 to c 1600

    Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

    By Gareth D. Williams

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    This book is centered on the Venetian humanist Pietro Bembo 1470-1547, on his ascent of Mount Etna in 1493, and above all on the striking artistic originality of the elegant Latin work that he wrote about his climb after his return to Venice in 1494: his De Aetna, published at...

    Notebooks of Leonardo Davinci

    By Edward McCurdy

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    Hardback £12.65

    Fashion in Steel

    By Stefan Krause

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    A gloriously illustrated volume that looks at the remarkable armor of a key Habsburg commander and its relationship to contemporary Renaissance fashion

    Leonardo da Vinci. The Complete Paintings

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    One of the most accomplished human beings who ever lived, Leonardo remains a quintessential Renaissance genius. The perfect companion to the Leonardo Graphic Work edition, this book is a compact catalogue raisonne of all of the artist's masterful paintings, both surviving and lost, including the showstopping Mona Lisa and Last...

    Ivory Mirror

    By Elizabeth Morrison

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    A fascinating exploration of the visual culture of mortality in Renaissance Europe

    Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

    By Tarnya Cooper

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    Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

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    Dress became a testing ground for masculine ideals in Renaissance Italy. With the establishment of the ducal regime in Florence in 1530, there was increasing debate about how to be a nobleman. Was fashionable clothing a sign of magnificence or a source of mockery? Was the graceful courtier virile or...

    Rothschild Renaissance

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    Presents the findings from new specialist studies of the Waddesdon Bequest, a collection of nearly 300 objects from the New Smoking Room at Waddesdon Manor, bequeathed to the British Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild.


    By Catherine Whistler

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    This book accompanies a "one in a generation" show, which runs from June to September 2017, and includes a range of events taking place during this period.

    Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting

    By Martin Kemp

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    The true story of the Mona Lisa - the people behind it, how Leonardo painted it and what it meant to him, and its fortunes in the centuries since. Read this book and the world's most famous image will never look the same again.

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