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Title:
Artists of the Renaissance
Author:
Barter, James, 1946-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the life and work of six artists of the Italian Renaissance whose works represent important innovations and achievements in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Included are Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.6 6.0 31337.
ISBN:
9781560064398
Format :
Book

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Central Library N6915 .B284 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Discusses the life and work of six artists of the Italian Renaissance whose works represent important innovations and achievements in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Included are Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. Each book in the new History Makers series is a thoughtfully chosen collective biography grouped by subject. It begins with an overview that gives background information. In Renaissance, for example, there are explanations of humanism and classicism. The next chapter discusses other important people in the subject area (for instance, in Women Leaders, it discusses Amazon warriors and Queen Boudicca). The other chapters are devoted to the six to eight people covered. They follow the same format as other Lucent series books, with a judicious selection of black-and-white reproductions and photographs (unfortunately, muddy looking in Artists). This series shines in its lively, clear writing backed by copious research, often using primary sources, and all documented at the end. Highly recommended for libraries serving junior-high and high-school students. See the Series Roundup, this issue, for another title. --Susan Dove Lempke


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-A book about the contributions of the artistic giants of the Italian Renaissance without color photography is a little like peanut butter without jelly: mightily nutritious but a little dry going down. Nevertheless, this title is a worthy addition to the art shelves. Barter presents the lives and accomplishments of six painters, sculptors, and architects who represent the early and High Renaissance: Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. An introduction, opening chapter, and epilogue establish the historical context for the period and persuasively describe it as a golden age of intellectual achievement, encompassing numerous fields of creative endeavor beyond the obvious artistic ones. The biographies that form the centerpiece of the work are accurate, comprehensive, and compellingly written; the artists become real flesh-and-blood characters with personal idiosyncrasies as well as genius. Key artistic works by each man are described and illustrated. Though marred by the inclusion of some small, murky black-and-white reproductions, this is a useful supplement to traditional art-history resources.-Mary Ann Carcich, Brooklyn Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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