This is the first book to cover comprehensively in one volume the two centuries of European Art between 1401 and 1610 known as the Renaissance. It features more than 70 artists from Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain.
The book features all the obvious well-known Italian masters such as Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Masaccio, Titian, Raphael, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. But what makes this book special is that it also covers the great Dutch and German masters, such as Van Eyck, Bosch, Bruegel, Holbein, Durer and the Spanish painter El Greco.
It is a rich chronological survey of the splendour and wealth of Renaissance art from the end of the Gothic period to the beginning of the Baroque period (1401-161 0). In addition to all the superb paintings this book also features the best in sculpture and architecture during this period.
Superbly designed and illustrated with more than 500 colour illustrations, many of them large-scale reproductions, this is a truly sumptuous book that will appeal to everyone interested in this popular period of painting.