"The chronology of the Italian Renaissance, its character, and context have long been a topic of discussion among scholars. Some date its beginnings to the fourteenthcentury work of Giotto, others to the generation of Masaccio, Brunelleschi, and Donatello that fl ourished from around 1400. The close of the Renaissance has also proved elusive. Mannerism, for example, is variously considered to be an independent (but subsidiary) late aspect of Renaissance style or a distinct style in its own right."
PART ONE -- PRECURSORS OF THE RENAISSANCE -- CHAPTER ONE -- The Thirteenth Century -- CHAPTER TWO -- Trecento Precursors -- PART TWO -- THE QUATTROCENTO -- CHAPTER THREE -- Architecture and Sculpture in Florence: 1400–1430 -- CHAPTER FOUR -- Painting in Florence: 1400–1430 -- CHAPTER FIVE -- Painting in Florence: 1430–1460 -- CHAPTER SIX -- Painting in Florence, II: 1430–1460 -- CHAPTER SEVEN -- Sculpture and Architecture in Florence: 1430s–1460s -- CHAPTER EIGHT -- Developments in Siena, Rimini, and Pienza: 1400–1460 -- CHAPTER NINE -- Developments in Umbria, the Marches, and Naples: 1400s–1460s -- CHAPTER TEN -- Sculpture and Architecture in Florence after 1450 -- CHAPTER ELEVEN -- Painting in Florence after 1450 -- CHAPTER TWELVE -- Fifteenth-Century Developments in Verona, Ferrara, and Mantua -- CHAPTER THIRTEEN -- Developments in Late Fifteenth- and Early Sixteenth-Century Venice -- PART THREE -- THE CINQUECENTO -- CHAPTER FOURTEEN -- Leonardo and Bramante: Late Fifteenth- and Early Sixteenth-Century Developments in Florence and Milan -- CHAPTER FIFTEEN -- Michelangelo and Raphael: The Late Fifteenth Century to 1505 -- CHAPTER SIXTEEN -- Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael: Developments in Rome to 1520 -- CHAPTER SEVENTEEN -- Venice in the Sixteenth Century -- CHAPTER EIGHTEEN -- Michelangelo after 1520 and the Transition to Mannerism -- Timeline -- Glossary of Art-Historical and Stylistic Terms -- Select Bibliography -- Notes -- Picture Credits -- Index.