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The secret language of the Renaissance : decoding the greatest age of Italian art

Author: Richard Stemp
Publisher: London : Duncan Baird, 2006.
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This book peels back layers of meaning in three distinct sections. Part One is an immersion in the culture of this period, tracing innovations in literature, painting, sculpture and the decorative arts that date to this time. Part Two offers a guide to the essential elements of symbolic language in Renaissance art, including colour, geometry, light and shade, proportion, perspective and body language. Part Three  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stemp, Richard.
Secret language of the Renaissance.
London : Duncan Baird, 2006
(OCoLC)607892681
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Stemp
ISBN: 1844833224 9781844833221 1844833070 9781844833078
OCLC Number: 70845055
Description: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: New art from old ideas --
The language of the Renaissance --
The thematic decoder.
Responsibility: Richard Stemp.

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Helps to interpret the symbolic messages of painters like Leonardo and Botticelli, as well as sculptors and architects. This work leads us through examples, each shown in its glory and then  Read more...

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