Organized chronologically from early Renaissance precursors to the Mannerist movement, from Giotto to Titian, Key Monuments of the Italian Renaissance describes and analyzes in depth from various points of view major works and major artists, from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. Artists included are Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, Lorenzetti, Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Massaccio, Gentile da Fabriano, Uccello, Rossellino, Castagno, Piero della Francesca, Alberti, Botticelli, G. Bellini, Verrocchio, Mantegna, G. Sangallo, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael, Giorgione, and Titian. The Florentine Renaissance, the High Renaissance in Florence and Rome, and High Renaissance Painting in Venice are covered. Includes a glossary, a bibliography of works cited, and suggested readings.
Preface -- Introduction Fourteenth-Century Precursors -- Key Monuments of Fourteenth-Century Painting -- The Florentine Renaissance: 1400–1440s -- The Middle Decades of the Quattrocento -- The Renaissance Ideal of the Dignity of Man -- Leonardo, Botticelli, and Crosscurrents in Fifteenth-Century Florence -- The High Renaissance in Florence and Rome -- Julius II: Patron of Raphael and Michelangelo -- High Renaissance Painting in Venice