Complete Bibliography and Annotated Sources

Annotated Sources:

Boskovits, Miklos and David Alan Brown. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

  • This large text book had beautiful color illustrations, as well as a lengthy index and useful bibliography. Additionally, there was a complete list of all art works mentioned throughout the text, though not all works had corresponding images.

Fossi, Gloria. Uffizi: Art, History, Collections. Milan: Giunti Editore, 2010.

  • This easy to use reference guide to the Uffizi’s collection also had a handy genealogy of the Medici family.

Gregori, Mina. Paintings in the Uffizi & Pitti Galleries. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1994.

  • This enormous catalog of works in the collections of the Uffizi and the Pitti Galleries also included essays on the museum system in Florence, and the history of the Florentine Galleries.  The art works were divided by region (Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, etc.) and then by time period. Easy to navigate, the text had an extensive bibliography, list of artists, index to paintings, and artist index.

Luchinat, Cristina Acidini, ed. The Chapel of the Magi: Benozzo Gozzoli’s Frescoes in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi Florence. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1994.

  • Gozzoli’s fresco was divided by wall in this lengthy text. The large, color images of the fresco were the most appealing features, with some images spanning multiple pages.

Partridge, Loren. Art of Renaissance Florence: 1400-1600. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009.

  • Nicely split into four sections, this book on the Florentine Renaissance focused on the various Medici eras: Florence Under the Albizzi and the Medici, 1400-1494; Florence Under the Second Republic, 1494-1512; Florence under the Medici Popes, 1513-1534; and Florence under the Medici dukes, 1531-1600. Within each section, a further breakdown of the key art works produced during each relevant timeframe was also included: altarpieces and chapels, portraits, public sculpture, palaces, civic and ecclesiastical architecture.

Complete Bibliography:

Ady, Julia Mary Cartwright. The Painters of Florence from the 13th to the 16th Century. London: John Murray, 1906.

Argan, Giulio Carlo. Botticelli: Biographical and Critical Study. Trans. James Emmons. New York: Skira, 1957.

Bargellini, Piero. The Medici Palace and the Frescoes of Benozzo Gozzoli. Trans. Gladys Hutton. Florence: Del Turco Editore, 1948.

Boskovits, Miklos and David Alan Brown. Italian Paintings of the Fifteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Bronzino: Artist and Poet at the Court of the Medici. Florence, IT: Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, 2010. Exhibition catalog.

Burke, Jill. Changing Patrons: Social Identity and the Visual Arts in Renaissance Florence. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2004.

Cadogan, Jean K. Domenico Ghirlandaio: Artist and Artisan. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Cardini, Franco. The Chapel of the Magi in Palazzo Medici. Trans. Mark Roberts. Florence, IT: Mandragora, 2001.

Cecchi, Alessandro. Bronzino. New York: Riverside Book Company, 1996.

Cox-Rearick, Janet. “Bronzino’s Crossing of the Red Sea and Moses Appointing Joshua: Prolegomena to the Chapel of Eleonora di Toledo.” The Art Bulletin 69, 1 (1987): 45-67.

Davies, Gerald S. Ghirlandaio. London: Methuen and Co., 1908.

Deimling, Barbara. Sandro Botticelli: 1444/45-1510. Koln, Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1994.

Ettlinger, L.D. and Helen S. Ettlinger. Botticelli. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Fossi, Gloria. Filippo Lippi. Florence: SCALA, Istituto Fotografico, 1989.

Fossi, Gloria. Uffizi: Art, History, Collections. Milan: Giunti Editore, 2010.

Gregori, Mina. Paintings in the Uffizi & Pitti Galleries. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1994.

Hall, James. Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art. 2nd ed. New York: Westview Press, 2008.

Hartt, Frederick, and David G. Wilkins. History of Italian Renaissance Art. 5th ed. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2003.

Hatfield, Rab. Botticelli’s Uffizi “Adoration”: A Study in Pictorial Content. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976.

Hibbert, Christopher. The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici. New York: Penguin Books, 1974.

Holmes, Megan. Fra Filippo Lippi: The Carmelite Painter. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Hood, William. Fra Angelico at San Marco. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

Kempers, Bram. Painting, Power and Patronage: The Rise of the Professional Artist in the Italian Renaissance. Trans. Beverly Jackson. New York: Penguin Group, 1987.

Kennedy, Ruth Wedgwood. Alesso Baldovinetti: A Critical and Historical Study. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1938.

Kent, Dale. Cosimo De’ Medici and the Florentine Renaissance: The Patron’s Oeuvre. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.

Konody, P. G. Filippino Lippi. London: George Newnes Limited, 1905.

Layard, Austen Henry. Domenico Ghirlandaio and his Fresco of the Death of S. Francis. London: Arundel Society, 1860.

Lightbown, Ronald. Botticelli: Complete Catalogue. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.

Liversidge, Michael. “Fra Angelico and the San Marco Altarpiece: Two Newly Discovered Panels.” In Fra Angelico: The San Marco Panels. Dorchester, UK: Duke’s Auctioneers, 1997. Auction catalog.

Luchinat, Cristina Acidini, ed. The Chapel of the Magi: Benozzo Gozzoli’s Frescoes in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi Florence. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1994.

McCorquodale, Charles. Bronzino. London: Jupiter Books, 1981.

Micheletti, Emma. Domenico Ghirlandaio. Florence: SCALA, 1990.

Neilson, Katharine B. Filippino Lippi: A Critical Study. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1938.

Partridge, Loren. Art of Renaissance Florence: 1400-1600. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2009.

Vasari, Giorgio. The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors, and Architects. Trans. A. B. Hinds. 4 vol. London: J. M. Den & Sons, 1949.

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