"Well-illustrated, undeniably useful, Murray's book is truly welcome."
"Informed in content and concise in style . . . a perfect introduction to the architecture of the Italian Renaissance."
--Richard Stapleford, Cooper Union School of Architecture
A classic guide to one of the most pivotal periods in art and architectural history, The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance remains the most lucid and comprehensive volume available. From Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Palladio, and Brunelleschi to St. Peter's in Rome, the palaces of Venice, and the Medici Chapel in Florence, Peter Murray's lavishly illustrated book tells readers everything they need to know about the architectural life of Italy from the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries.
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Peter Murray, a painter and art historian, was a professor of art history at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the author of many books, including The Dictionary of Art and Artists.Review:
This classic guide appears in paperback to appeal to new audiences, revising the prior edition and providing over two hundred illustrations along with its history of Italy's Renaissance revolution. A recommended basic for any studying the Italian Renaissance. -- Midwest Book Review
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