From Brunelleschi to Michelangelo, from St Peter's in Rome to the villas of Palladio, this is the story of the builders, architects, painters and sculptors who contributed to the glories of Renaissance architecture
In early 15th-century Florence an idea took root that was to change art and society for ever: the revival of classical Rome, its values, its culture and its architecture. Abruptly rejecting the Gothic style of the Middle Ages, European architects eagerly adopted a new set of principles to create some of the most wonderful buildings of all time.
Size:17.7 x 12.5 cm
Publication date:22 April 1996
About the Author
Bertrand Jestaz is a French art historian. He specializes in French and Italian Renaissance and classical art.