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Books about the Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance

 

 

 

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Link to Books about the History, Architecture and Art of the Medieval Christian Church

 

Link to Art Books & Guides for Museums, Exhibitions, Cathedrals, Abbeys, Priories and Churches in the UK

 

Link to Artists of the Italian Renaissance          Portraits of Famous (Renaissance) People

 

Link to books about the Art and Architecture of Islam

 

 

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National Gallery Exhibitions

V & A Exhibitions Books about France

 

 

 

 

 

 

High quality big H F Ullmann coffee table tour de force

 

 

A celebration of the reopening of the V & A  Medieval and Renaissance galleries in late 2009

 

 

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This is the stunning coffee table sized book of the stunning Royal Academy exhibition "Byzantium", which was on at the Royal Academy in London in early 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Rose Window, Painton Cowan, Thames & Hudson

 

 

 Romanesque & Gothic France: Art and Architecture - Buy from Amazon USA

 

 Romanesque and Gothic France: Architecture and Sculpture - Buy from Amazon UK

 

More books about France

 

 

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Link to Rose Windows in Paradoxplace

 

The North Transept Rose Window, Chartres Cathedral

 

 

Medieval & Renaissance Stained Glass in the V & A Museum

 

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There is a large c1976 coffee table book by Lawrence Lee et al called "Stained Glass" which is a real tour de force of the history and mechanics of stained glass.  As well as great photos by Sonia Halliday and Laura Lushingham, it contains keys to all the windows in Chartres and York.  It's out of print, but can still be found second hand.

 

 

 

Lion Companion to Christian Art, Michelle Brown

 

 

History of Stained Glass, Virginia Raguin, Thames & Hudson

 

 

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Four of the best produced and most interesting large books on medieval architecture in the Team Paradox library

 

 

Architecture of the Middle AAges, Urrike Laule

 

Cloisters of Europe, Daniel Faure & Veronique Roucnon

 

Ulrike Laule et al's Architecture of the Middle Ages mainly concentrates brilliantly on abbeys and churches, but includes some secular architecture.  Though not as comprehensive as the two Schütz books below, it's our favourite of the four books here.

 

 

At last search, this beautiful book was only available second hand, but it is well worth the effort to find.

 

Link to Paradoxplace Cloister Pages

 

 

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Great Cathedrals, Bernhard Schutz

 

Great Monasteries of Europe, Schutz

 

"Great Cathedrals"  by Schütz has seriously good photographic coverage of the main cathedrals of England, France, Germany, Spain and Italy (ex Puglia, which you have to come to this site for), and a lot of it.

 

 

Schütz's even fatter fat and equally well photographed "Great Monasteries of Europe" does for monasteries what his book on the left did for cathedrals.

 

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Books related to Christianity (including Cathedral Architecture)

 

Artists of the Italian Renaissance

Books written in the Middle Ages

Biographies and Autobiographies

 

 

  

 

        

 

These books were originally large hard cover coffee table books published by Könemann, now appearing in very good value reduced page size under the name of both Könemann and Ullmann.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Medieval Art of Love, Michelle Camille

 

Gothic Sculpture 1140 - 1300, Paul Williamson, Yale

 

 

On the right is the amazingly modern looking Margravine Uta, wife of Margrave Ekkehard II, statued in Naumburg Cathedral (Eastern Germany) c1250.  A "Margrave", originally the head of a frontier (and therefore important) state, is equivalent to a Marquis in the Anglo-noble pecking order and a Marchese in Italy.  In pre city-state times there was a Margrave of Tuscany based in Lucca then later Florence.  Sometimes the frontier state heads had even more direct emperor authority - such as the Prince Bishops of Durham, or the Abbots of Sant'Antimo (who had the title Conte Palatino).

 

 

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Portraits of Renaissance People      

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Books about Florence, the Italian Renaissance and Later Middle Ages

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Paradoxplace Venice Pages

   

 

 

   

         

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

   

 

 

A companion coffee table book to the one above, but not as colourful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cover shows the famous figure of Peace from A Lorenzetti's fresco "The Court of the Common Good" in the Town Hall of Siena

 

 

 Books in the Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series (USA)

 

 Books in the Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series (UK)

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the best (smaller) coffee table books (but not covers!) - lots of top photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cover shows the Abbazia di Sant'Antimo in Southern Tuscany (link to lots more paradoxplace photos of this, Italy's most beautiful abbey).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The definitive understanding of the development of Romanesque and Gothic in Northern Europe.

 

 

 

A gem of an affordable art  book from the British Museum

 

Lots more Islamic Art and Architecture books

 

 

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 Books from the Oxford History of Art Series (USA)

 

 Books in the Oxford History of Art Series (UK)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cover shows the Ca'd'Oro on the Grand Canal in Venice.

 

       
 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Masters of Italian Art Books (Amazon USA)          Masters of Italian Art Books (Amazon UK)

 

 

 

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ARTISTS OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE - LISTING AND LINKS

 

LINK TO BOOKS ABOUT THE MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND ITS CATHEDRALS

 

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