This is a beautiful five-volume set…
Vol 1: The Florentine Renaissance by Vincent Cronin. Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Donatello, Brunelleschi and Ghiberti are just a handful of the painters, sculptors and architects who flourished during this remarkable period.
Vol 2: The Flowering Of The Renaissance by Vincent Cronin. Michelangelo’s Sistine chapel ceiling (1508-12); the reconstruction of St Peter’s; Giorgione, Titian and Tintoretto.
Vol 3: The Renaissance In Europe by J. R. Hale (preface by Michael Mallett). Thinkers of the calibre of Machiavelli and Erasmus, and artists of genius from Leonardo da Vinci to Dürer.
Vol 4: Europe From Renaissance To Reformation by G. R. Elton (preface by Andrew Pettegree) includes conflicts between Martin Luther and Emperor Charles V.
Vol 5: Travel And Discovery In The Renaissance by Boies Penrose-This takes us in the steps of the great explorers and navigators – Columbus, Vasco de Gama, Magellan among them.
Illustrated with maps & photography.