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T[1844833224]he Secret Language of the Renaissance first published by Duncan Baird Publishers Ltd & now distributed in USA & Canada by Sterling Publishing.
The meaning of the term "renaissance" is open to any number of different interpretations. the word itself - the French for 'rebirth' - is not in dispute. It didn't become a common term until the end of the 19 century, after Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897) wrote "Die Kultur Der renaissance in Italien" in 1860, translated into English in 1878 as "The Civilization of the Renaissance in Haly."
The art of the Renaissance includes some of the word's most famous imagery, which gains its power from the exploration of new ideas & the rediscovery of the old in the mind of the Renaissance artist, meaning took shape through symbols. Often these meanings drew on a common language available to educated people of the time but lost to the modern viewers.
The Secret Language of the Renaissance peels back layers of meaning in three distinct sections.
For all those who relish cryptic codes, the riches of Renaissance Italy itself, esoteric symbolism, The Secret Language of the Renaissance will instruct & delight in equal measure...
Richard Stern studied natural Sciences & History of Art at the University of Cambridge. He has PhD in Italian Renaissance sculpture. He has written & presented the series "Art in the National Gallery" & "Tate Modern" for Channel 4 in the UK...

[1402728360]David by Anthonio Paolucci first published by Sterling Publishing in 2005.
Michelangelo's statue of David is one of the most famous artwork in the world. David is the most dramatic, complex & contradictory character in the bible, the king of Israel, law maker & victorious general, saint & prophet. David is also the adulterer & the murderer. He is the father who witnesses the death of his son.
David was the adolescent hero who met the giant Goliath in battle & felled him with a single from his sling...
Commissioned as a monument to the indomitable spirit of the Florentine Republic, this statue has long been considered the embodiment of male perfection.
For 350 years this statue has aroused passions & controversy. In 1512 the base was struck by lightning. In 1527, the left arm was broken during rioting... In 1991, a mentally deranged person destroyed the second toe of the left foot with a hammer...
This title published to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo's masterpiece.


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