Lorenzo Ghiberti
A Brief Bibliography

Titles are listed by date of publication.

Ghiberti vs Brunelleschi-The Sacrifice of Isaac. A small site with a nice youtube video o the two artists and the competition. Dated July 2010.

Amy R. Bloch. "Baptism and the frame of the south door of the Baptistery, Florence." The Sculpture Journal. 18 (2009) 1: 24-37.

Arnold Victor Coonin. "Vittorio Ghiberti and the frame of the south door of the Baptistery, Florence." The Sculpture Journal 18 (2009) 1: 38-51.

Pasquale Iacobone. ""Piu' ornata, piu' ricca, pi' perfetta e piu' bella": la Porta del Paradiso di Lorenzo Ghiberti." FMR. Edizione italiana, N.S. 32 (2009): 109-128.

Marilyn Aronberg Lavin. Artists' art in the Renaissance. London, 2009.

Alberto Ambrosini. Immaginazione visiva e conoscenza: teoria della visione e pratica figurativa nei trattati di Leon Battista Alberti, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Leonardo da Vinci. Pisa, 2008.

Marco Campigli and Aldo Galli. Donatello e il primo Rinascimento: Filippo Brunelleschi, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Nanni di Banco, Angelico, Paolo Uccello, Michelozzo, Luca Della Robbia, Masaccio, Filippo Lippi. Florence, 2008.

Jack M. Greenstein. "A visual invention: the angels at Eve's side in Ghiberti's 'Genesis' panel." Word & Image. 24 (2008) 2: 115-126.

Antonia Bostrom. "Lorenzo Ghiberti's 'Gates of Paradise': Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Seattle." The Burlington Magazine 149 (2007) 1257: 886-888.

Arnold Victor Coonin. "Dopo Lorenzo: on the Ghiberti family legacy." In: Italian art, society, and politics : a Festschrift in honor of Rab Hatfield ; presented by his students on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. Barbara Deimling, Jonathan K. Nelson, and Gary M. Radke, eds. Florence, 2007: 83-98.

Gary M. Radke, ed. The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece. (London, 2007).

James David Draper. "Orsanmichele: Washington." The Burlington magazine, vol. 147 (2005) No. 1233: 851-852.

Aldo Galli. Lorenzo Ghiberti. Rome, 2005.

Marco Collareta. "Lorenzo Ghiberti: l'artista, l'intenditore, lo storico." Artifex bonus: il mondo dell'artista medievale. Enrico Castelnuovo, et al, eds. Rome, 2004: 215-222.

Dominique Raynaud. "Le fonti ottiche di Lorenzo Ghiberti." Nel segno di Masaccio: l'invenzione della prospettiva. Filippo Camerota, ed. Florence, 2001: 79-81.

Margaret Haines. "Ghiberti's trip to Venice." Coming about ...a Festschrift for John Shearman. Lars R. Jones, ed. Cambridge, MA, 2001: 57-63.

S. Siano and R. Salimbeni. "The Gate of Paradise: physical optimization of the laser cleaning approach." Studies in conservation, vol. 46, (2001): 269-281.

Mirella Levi D'Ancona, Maria Adele Signorini, and Alberto Chiti-Batelli. Piante e animali intorno alla Porta del Paradiso. Lucca, 2000.

Catherine King, "Italian Artists in Search of Virtue, Fame, and Honour c. 1450-1650," in The Changing Status of the Artist. Emma Barker, Nick Webb and Kim Woods, eds. (London, 1999): 60-63.

Manfred Riesel. "Betrachtungen ueber die Relieftafeln der Meister Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455) und Filippo Brunelleschi (1376-1446) fuer die zweite Ture des Baptisteriums in Florenz." Mussen wir alles glauben, was man uns erzahlt? Manfred Riesel, ed. Frankfurt am Main, 1998: 171-188.

Annamaria Giusti and Mauro Matteini. "The gilded bronze Paradise Doors by Ghiberti in the Florence Baptistery: scientific investigation and problems of restoration." Metallrestaurierung. Martin Mach, ed. Munich, 1998: 46-80.

Lorenzo Ghiberti: I commentarii. Ed. with an intro. by Lorenzo Bartoli. Florence, 1998.

Lorenzo Bartoli. "Rewriting history : Vasari's Life of Lorenzo Ghiberti." Word & image, Vol. 13 (1997): 245-252.

Antonio Paolucci. The origins of Renaissance art: the Baptistery doors, Florence. New York, 1996.

Pascal Dubourg Glatigny. "Les Commentaires de Lorenzo Ghiberti dans la culture florentine du Quattrocento." Histoire de l'art. no. 23, (Oct. 1993): 15-26.

Gerda S. Panofsky. "Ghiberti, Alberti und die fruhen Italiener." Wolfenbutteler Forschungen vol. 48, (1991): 1-28.

Diane Finiello Zervas. "Lorenzo Monaco, Lorenzo Ghiberti, and Orsanmichele, pt. II." Burlington Magazine, vol. 133, no 1065. (December 1991): 812-819.



Marvin Trachtenberg. "Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, and ''l'occhio'' minore of Florence Cathedral." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. vol.42, no.3, (1983): 249-257.

Lorenzo Ghiberti nel suo tempo. 2 vols. Florence, 1980.

Piero Morselli. "The proportions of Ghiberti's 'Saint Stephen': Vitruvius's 'De Architectura' and Alberti's 'De Statua.'" Art Bulletin, vol.70, no.2 (1978): 235-241.

Diane F. Zervas. "Ghiberti's St. Matthew ensemble at Or San Michel: symbolism in proportion." Art Bulletin. Vol 58, no. 1 (1976): 36-44.

Ulrich Middeldorf. "Additions to Lorenzo Ghiberti's Work." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 113, No. 815 (February, 1971): 72-79.

Richard Krautheimer. In collaboration with Trude Krautheimer-Hess. Lorenzo Ghiberti. Princeton, 1956. New editions: 1970, 1983. As a monograph of an Italian Renaissance artist and as the definitive study of Ghiberti this book has no equal. The 1983 edition is an economical paperback and you should own a copy.
H. W. Janson. Book Review: Renaissance News. Vol. 10, No. 2 (Summer, 1957): 103-105.

Kathryn Bloom. "Lorenzo Ghiberti's Space in Relief: Method and Theory." The Art Bulletin. Vol. 51, No. 2 (June, 1969): 164-169.

Mario Salmi. "Lorenzo Ghiberti e la pittura." Scritti di Storia dell'Arte in onore di Lionello Venturi. Rome 1956: 223-237. (Supplement)

Roberto Salvini. Lorenzo Ghiberti: le porte del battistero Milan, 1956:

Ludwig Goldscheider. Ghiberti. London, 1949.

A. Lane. "Florentine painted glass and the practice of design." The Burlington Magazine, 1949, pp.43-48.

Leo Planiscig. Lorenzo Ghiberti. Florence, 1949.

Lorenzo Ghiberti. I commentari. Ed. by Ottavio Morisani. Naples, 1947.

Julius v. Schlosser. Leben und Meinungen des florentinischen Bildners Lorenzo Ghiberti. Basel, 1941.

Piero Ginori-Conti. Un libro di ricordi e di spese di Lorenzo e Vittorio Ghiberti. Florence, 1939.

H. Van Straelen. Studien zur Florentiner Glasmalerei des Trecento und Quattrocento. Wattenscheid 1938, pp. 80-90.

Wilhelm von Bode. "Ghibertis Versuche, seine Tonbildwerke zu glasieren." Jahrbuch der Preussischen Kunstsammlungen. Vol. 42, (1921) No. 2/3: 51-54.

Catholic Encyclopedia. "Lorenzo di Cione Ghiberti." Entry by Gerhard Gietmann, 1909.

Allan Marquand. "A Terracotta Sketch by Lorenzo Ghiberti." The American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts. Vol. 9, No. 2 (April-June, 1894): 206-211.

Carl Frey, ed. Vita di Lorenzo Ghiberti, scultore fiorentino / scritta da Giorgio Vasari con i commentarj di Lorenzo Ghiberti e con aggiunte e note ... Berlin, 1886.

Charles C. Perkins. Ghiberti et son 'ecole. Paris, 1886.

L. G. Engraved by Ferdinand Gregory and Thomas Patch. The gates of the Baptistery of St. John in Florence. Florence, 1774.

Web Gallery of Art.

. Several details from the Baptistry doors and some other sculptures. California State University WorldImages Database.

Thais.it. Several sculptures and ads.

Gates of Paradise, Florence Baptistry. Photos by Mary Ann Sullivan.

The Gates of Paradise. Web site for the 2007 exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Gates of Paradise. The Web site for the Met's version of the Chicago exhibition.

Madonna and Child (polychromed terrcotta. Cleveland Museum of Art.

Two drawings. Louvre.

Drawing: study of Five Figures. Albertina, Vienna.



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