Renaissance art

    Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

    By Gareth D. Williams

    Hardback £43.37

    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

    Hardback £12.65

    Fashion in Steel

    By Stefan Krause

    Hardback £27.96

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

    Ivory Mirror

    By Elizabeth Morrison

    Hardback Save £3.54 = £36.46

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

    Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

    By Tarnya Cooper

    Paperback Save £7.52 = £17.43

    Fashion and Masculinity in Renaissance Florence

    Paperback Save £2.54 = £17.45

    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

    Paperback Save £6.34 = £33.66

    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.

    Raphael

    By Catherine Whistler

    Paperback Save £9.52 = £20.43

    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.

    Book of Miracles

    Hardback Save £11.54 = £23.46

    A full, faithful reproduction of The Book of Miracles, the German 16th-century manuscript of supernatural phenomena, and one of the most spectacular discoveries in Renaissance art. Blending Bible stories, folklore, and apocalyptic visions in rich, luminous detail, this is a mesmerizing document of religious belief, mystery, foreboding, and...

    Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting

    By Martin Kemp

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    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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