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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance, edited by Gordon Campbell

02 August 2019

florence, gabinetto dei disegni e delle stampe degli uffizi. © 2016 photo scala, florence — courtesy of the ministero beni e att culturali

Jacopo Ligozzi’s Watercolour of a Parrot is one of the many illustrations in a beautifully produced book published by OUP and edited by Gordon Campbell, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance. Considering when the period began and ended, and what exactly it included, the book is full of beauty and wonder, as it covers art, religion, war, science, craft, techology, and ancient Greece, and engages with cultures as far afield as China and Spanish America (£30 (£27); 978-0-19-871615-0)

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