Synopses & Reviews
A never-before-seen presentation of art and architecture from the Renaissance era, in elegant, informative, and engaging three-dimensional form. Accompanied by stunning art and ingenious pop engineering, Renaissance Art Pop-Up Book presents the talent and imagination of some of the most influential artists in history. Ranging from the influences of Gothic art on the early Renaissance to the culmination of High Renaissance, this book follows the appearance of new forms in religious and secular painting and the burgeoning use of groundbreaking techniques, such as perspective and narrative in painting; new innovations in architecture; and the unique genius of artists from all over Europe. The book features the most outstanding artists, art, and architecture of the period, including the frescoes of Giotto, Michelangelos Sistine Chapel, and the works of Caravaggio, Botticelli, Titian, Dürer, and Massacio, to name only a few. Innovative pop-ups include a working camera obscura; da Vincis "flying machine"; Piero della Francescas View of the Ideal City, with removable perspective lines; Brunelleschis majestic Duomo in Florence; and a fold-out timeline of the Renaissance. Showcasing the artistic innovations of the era in interactive format, this book gives the reader a fresh perspective, thereby teaching the principles and history of the Renaissance in a new and unique way. Renaissance Art Pop-Up Book is a superb tour of the greatest achievements of the worlds early masters, and is the perfect educational gift for art lovers of all ages.
About the Author
Stephen Farthing is an artist, writer, and the Rooststein Hopkins Research Chair of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London. He is the author of Universe Publishings 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die. David Hawcock is a paper engineer. His pop-up titles include Universes New York Pop-Up Book, The Ancient Egypt Pop-Up Book, and Ships Pop-Up Book.