A profound study of architecture and society in the Renaissance, from the beginnings in Italy to the spread throughout Europe. Excellent iconographic and bibliographic documentation.
Utilizing a wealth of bibliographic and iconographic documentation, Peter Murray outlines the development of Renaissance architecture in Italy, and its spread in France, England, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.
Illustrating the splendors of villas, castles and churches all over Europe, the book attempts to reconstruct a way of “living” art, a superb pursuit of novelty or the synthesis of antiquity, clarifying the relationships between artists and patrons, and other particular aspects of the society of the era.
An indispensable text for deeper understanding of the true significance of the Renaissance.