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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful value, 27 April 2003
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Mr. W. P. Simpson "Poppy's dad" (Sussex UK) - See all my reviews
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Anyone interested in Renaissance Italian Art should buy this book! It really is wonderful value because it has the clearest explanations that one could wish for. This is where the authors score, because every page is interesting and the short detours into perspective, the way frescoes were executed, bronzes cast, cathedrals planned etc., etc are fascinating.
The illustrations are consistently of the highest quality, many of them full page and in colour.You can return to this book time after time as something to be read for pleasure, and I commend the authors for their consistent clarity of exposition.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Renaissance Art, 16 Jan 2012
This review is from: Art in Renaissance Italy (Paperback)
This book gives a good overview of Art in the Renaissance, dealing not only with painting, but sculpture and architecture. The "contemporary scene and voice boxes" provide interesting asides for those with little time or patience for the larger articles. They also whet the interest in making one want to read deeper into the book. All round a good introduction to Art in the Renaissance at an affordable price.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! But I just have one suggestion for a dream fifth edition, 24 Dec 2012
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The other reviews are spot on, and all I can add is one suggestion for how I think the book could be improved.

The choice of works for discussion and reproduction is excellent (as is the quality of the reproductions), but I wish there could have been room for maybe half a dozen more key works to be reproduced full-page, or even in double-page size. For example, Fra Angelico's fresco 'The Annunciation' appears much too small to appreciate the subtleties of the depiction of Gabriel and Mary. Fra Lippi's 'Adoration' and Uccello's 'Battle of San Romano' suffer a lot, too. I want to be saved from having to buy separate prints of these works!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive View of Renaissance Italy, 2 Dec 2013
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I was looking for a text that was both comprehensive and comprehendible -- and I found it! As a new Art History student, the reproductions are both lavish and copious, which made the commentary all the more rich and relevant. At 500+ pages, it was a bit of a task to read it cover to cover, but it was worth the time and effort. One of the nice aspects of the book is that it could easily serve an addition to a library or to one's own personal reading list -- it is that versatile and useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book at a tremendous price., 29 Nov 2013
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Alastair A. Todd "Anderson" (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This book is worth four times what I paid here. Excellent exhaustive research and sumptuous illustrations. Only one caveat: it aggravated my tennis elbow [it's heavy!]
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3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied, 22 Dec 2009
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The book is very interesting, arrived on time and in good condition. Just as promised.
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