Sixteenth-Century Italian Art is a first-rate collection of the major classic and contemporary writings on the Italian Renaissance. Taking a thematic approach, the book exemplifies the traditional concerns of the field and presents arguments in a clear, accessible way.
- A stellar collection of 23 classic and recent essays on the art and architecture of this fascinating period in art history
- Brings together in a single volume, important literature on sixteenth-century Italian art from the last half century, highlighting major topics of recent art historical studies
- Introduces major topics and debates in the field, including pagan mysteries, nature and artifice, the art of the body, and "reformations" of art, theory and practice
- Includes new translations of texts never previously published in English
- Organized thematically, and features substantial editorial introductions, making this anthology ideal for course use.