Europe in the Renaissance

Metamorphoses 1400-1600


Fresh look at the Renaissance: renowned experts examine processes of cultural exchange


ISBN: 9783775740739 Category:


The Renaissance experienced some of the most important advances in human history: the invention of the printing press using movable letters, the discovery of an unknown continent, and the formulation of a new view of the earth. It was a time when people sought to solve the riddles of nature, experimented with alchemy, set out to develop a new medical science, conceived a new vision of humankind, and created beauty in the form of pictures and architecture, sculpture and literature. All these discoveries and creations would have been unimaginable without cultural exchange. The Renaissance was an era of dialogue and new horizons in thinking over great distances and time.Based on numerous examples-works of art, instruments, and objects of everyday life-this publication invites readers to trace the various paths of transference. Renowned authors take us to antiquity and the Orient, to Italy and through half of Europe. (German editon ISBN 978-3-7757-4072-2 )

Additional information

Weight 1592 g
Dimensions 23.4 x 29.3 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 1 October 2016
Number of pages 380
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Text by Bernard Aikema, Peter Burke, Caroline Campbell, Patrizia Castelli, Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Toby E. Huff, Urs Leu, Nicolette Mout, Robert Muchembled, Bernd Roeck, Heinz Schilling, and Achatz von Müller
Dimensions 23.4 x 29.3 cm
Weight 1592 g