Sources for Further Information
Italian Renaissance Art
Fakes and Forgeries
General Renaissance Information Websites
Sites on Individual Renaissance Artists
The Medici Family
History of Poggibonsi
Websites about Forgery

Italian Renaissance Art:

Ady, Julia Mary Cartwright. The Painters of Florence from the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth century. London: J. Murray, 1911.

Borsi, Franco and Stefano. Paolo Uccello. Tran. Elfreda Powell. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1994.

Ciappelli, Giovanni and Patricia Rubin, eds. Art, Memory, and Family in Renaissance Florence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Cole, Bruce. Masaccio and the Art of Early Renaissance Florence. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980.

Cronin, Vincent. The Florentine Renaissance. New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1967.

Fremantle, Richard. Masacio: Catalogo Completo, Biblioteca d'Arte, vol. 9. Florence: Octavo Franco Cantini Editore, 1998.

Goldscheider, Ludwig. Ghiberti. London: Phaidon Press, 1949.

Hart, Jonathan, ed. Reading the Renaissance: Culture, Poetics, and Drama. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities: Garland Studies in the Renaissance, vol. 4. New York: Garland, 1996.

Hartt, Frederick. History of Italian Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture. 4th edition. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1994.

Hibbert, Christopher. The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall. New York: William Morrow & Company, INC., 1975.

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

Joannides, Paul. Masaccio and Masolino: a Complete Catalogue. London: Phaidon, 1993.

Krautheimer, Richard. Lorenzo Ghiberti. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1982.

Lightbown, R. W. Mantegna: with a Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, Drawings and Prints. Oxford: Phaidon, 1986.

Martinelli, Giuseppe, ed. The World of Renaissance Florence. Translated by Walter Darwell. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1968.

Oertel, Robert. Fra Filippo Lippi. Vienna: A. Schroll & Co., 1942.

Padoa Rizzo, Anna. Paolo Uccello: Catalogo Completo Dei Dipinti. Florence: Cantini, 1991.

Paoletti, John T. and Gary M. Radke. Art in Renaissance Italy. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1997.

Pittaluga, Mary. Filippo Lippi. Florence: Del Turco, 1949.

Ruda, Jeffrey. Fra Filippo Lippi: life and work with a complete catalogue. London: Phaidon Press, 1993.

Salmi, Mario. Grandi Maestri del '400: Masaccio, Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Castagno, Domenico Veneziano, Piero della Francesca. Florence: Vallecchi, 1955.

Sheard, Wendy Stedman and John T. Paoletti, eds. Collaboration in Italian Renaissance Art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978.

Spike, John T. Masaccio. Milan: Fabbri, 1995.

Strutt, Edward C. Fra Filippo Lippi. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1901.

Wackernagel, Martin. The World of the Florentine Renaissance Artist. Translated by Alison Luchs. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981.

Welch, Evelyn. Art and Society in Italy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Woods-Marsden, Joanna. Renaissance Self-Portraiture: the Visual Construction of Identity and the Social Status of the Artist. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

Fakes and Forgeries:

Baesjou, Jan. The Vermeer forgeries: the story of Han van Meegeren. London: G. Bles, 1956.

Fleming, Stewart James. Authenticity in art: the scientific detection of forgery. New York: Crane, 1976.

Hebborn, Eric. The Art Forger's Handbook. New York: The Overlook Press, 1997.

Jones, Mark ed. Fake? The Art of Deception. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Jones, Mark ed. Why fakes matter: essays on problems of authenticity. London: British Museum Press, 1992.

Kurz, Otto. Fakes. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1967.

Marijnissen, Roger H. Paintings: genuine, fraud, fake: modern methods of examining paintings. Brussels: Elsevier, 1985.

Micristi, Marisarcco di. Master Forgers. Ann Arbor: University Press, 2000.

Minneapolis Institute of Art. Fakes and Forgeries. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1973.

Radnsti, Sandor. The fake: forgery and its place in art. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1999.

Rendell, Kenneth W. Forging history: the detection of fake letters and documents. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994.

Useful Websites

General Renaissance Information:
(Pictures and paintings of Italian Renaissance gardens)

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(General overview of the Italian Renaissance)
(Overview on Florentine history)
(Chronology of the Renaissance)
(Renaissance history background, including social classes, humanism, and subjects of study)

Sites on Individual Renaissance Artists:
(Filippo Lippi)
(Fra Angelico),5716,37410+1,00.html
(Ghiberti's life and works)

The Medici Family:
(Overview of the whole Medici line)
(Information about Cosimo de' Medici)
(Infomation about Lorenzo),5716,53020+2+51736,00.html
(General overview of the Medici family)

History of Poggibonsi:
(Information on the fortress in Poggibonsi)
(History of Poggibonsi in Italian)
(History of Poggibonsi in English)

(Overview of art forgery)
(Introduction to the art of forgery)

All links valid as of November 30, 2000