ART HISTORY 338
16th-CENTURY ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART
For your reference and use in this course, here is a brief list
of some of the basic sources for 16th-century Italian Renaissance art and architecture.
Even the general literature is vast in number and subject, so use the
titles below as the beginnings of more extensive research. Please remember also that
there is also a Bibliography page attached to almost every one of the online
Lives of Giorgio Vasari.
link to the books on reserve for this course.
Surveys and General Works
- Susanna Biadene, ed. Titian, ca. 1488-1576. Munich, 1990.
- Patricia Fortini Brown. Venice and antiquity: the Venetian sense
of the past. New Haven, 1996.
- David Chambers. The Imperial Age of Venice : 1380-1580. New
- Walter Friedlaender. Mannerism and Anti-Mannerism in Italian
Painting. New York, 1957.
- Rona Goffen. Piety and patronage in Renaissance Venice : Bellini,
Titian, and the Franciscans. New Haven, 1986.
- Rona Goffen. Giovanni Bellini. New Haven, 1989.
- Rona Goffen. Titian's Women New Haven, 1997.
- Rona Goffen. Titian's "Venus of Urbino" Cambridge and New
York City, 1997. A collection of essays by different authors.
- Rona Goffen. Renaissance rivals: Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Titian. New Haven, Yale
University Press, 2002.
- Charles McCorquodale. Bronzino. London, 1981.
- Charles Avery. Florentine Renaissance Sculpture. London,
1970; 1987. A good handbook for Florence; moving from the Pisani to Mannerism and the Late
- Bruce Boucher. The Sculpture of Jacopo Sansovino. New Haven, 1991. 2 vols.
- Roberta J. M. Olson. Italian Renaissance Sculpture. London and New York, 1992. A handy
and well-done one volume survey.
- John Pope-Hennessy. An Introduction to Italian Renaissance
Sculpture. In three volumes:
- Italian Gothic Sculpture.
- Italian Renaissance Sculpture.
- Italian High Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture.
Use the third edition of 1985, for it has a section on "recent"
scholarly work. While this is somewhat behind the times, it has the
advantage of including the considerations on subsequent studies by the
man considered to have been perhaps the most influential of Italian
Renaissance scholars of the second half of this century.
- Bruce Boucher. Andrea Palladio : the architect in his time. New York City, 1998.
- Deborah Howard. The Architectural History of Venice. Rev. & enlarged ed., New Haven, 2004.
- Deborah Howard. Jacopo Sansovino: architecture and patronage in
Renaissance Venice. New Haven, 1975.
- Ralph Lieberman. Renaissance Architecture in Venice. London,
1982. Beautifully done by an art historian who is also a professional
- Peter Murray. Renaissance Architecture. New York, 1971.
- Wolfgang Lotz. Architecture in Italy: 1500-1600. Revised by
Deborah Howard. New Haven, 1995. Not as useful as it could have been--for bizarre legal reasons the
text could only be updated with a short preliminary chapter, rather than truly revised. However,
the new large format with the excellent illustrations is some compensation.
- Wolfgang Lotz. Studies in Italian Renaissance Architecture.
A collection of some of Lotz's shorter articles. Includes basic studies
such as "Notes on the Centralized Church of the Renaissance."
- Lionello Puppi. Palladio Drawings. New York City, 1990.
- Rudolf Wittkower. Architectural Principles in the Age of
Humanism. London, 1962.
Alessandro Vittoria. Feminone. 1550s. Main door,
Marciana Library, Venice.
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