This resource is not intended to be an exhaustive list of resources in the specified areas. On the contrary, it serves as a starting point for research and a guide to important and substantive works in respective areas.
Architecture & Art Reference [non-circulating]
This second edition incorporates revisions made under the direction of the two original authors, both of whom died before publication; completion of their work was undertaken by Susan Woodford. The contents consist of a catalogue of ancient Greek and Roman works that inspired the work of Renaissance artists--as evidenced directly in drawings and paintings of the sculptures-- as well as indirectly by shaping aesthetics and techniques. The catalogue section is arranged according to two broad themes: Greek and Roman gods and myths, and Roman history and life (e.g. monuments, triumphal arches, symbolic figures). Following is a collection of 500 illustrations showcasing each antique sculpture side-by-side with some of the Renaissance works of art it inspired. Two appendices provide an annotated index of Renaissance artists and sketchbooks and an annotated index of Renaissance collections. The bibliography is extensive.
Architecture & Art library
First presented at a symposium in November 1998, four papers and five responding commentaries by an international group of specialists provide an overview of the state of research in the field. Several Early Netherlandish paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York are central to the discussion, the Merode Altarpiece being the most well known. Topics include archival research on social context and the impact of the art market. Ainsworth is a researcher in paintings conservation at the Met.
A broad survey of art and architecture in Italy between c. 1250 and 1600, this book approaches the works from the point of view of the artist as individual creator and as an expression of the city within which the artist was working.
Architecture & Art Library
A three-part organization covers international currents in the Fourteen Century, Fifteenth-Century Innovations, and Renaissance and Reformation in the Sixteenth Century.For a complete understanding of Northern Renaissance Art—its geography, patronage, and audience expectations.