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ARTH 220 (Renaissance Art in Europe) Course Guide: Find Books & eBooks

This guide is intended to help students in ART 220 find resources for their research.

Finding books & ebooks

Search the library for books, eBooks, streaming videos and more.


  • Search using words that might appear in the title, summary or subjects of a book
  • Try searching for artist's names rather than specific artworks
  • Try broadening your search to the artistic movement they are associated with, the time period, or their country of origin 

Search the Art & Architecture ePortal, an ebook database for art history. 

Renaissance Artists

The Great Masters: Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian
Location:  759.5 VAS 1986

The Great Masters presents six of the most detailed and luminous biographies--the lives of Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian.

Leonardo Da Vinci
Location:  ebook

From the Mona Lisa to flying machines, from anatomy to cartography, the paintings and sketches of da Vinci are gathered together in a book that will excite the imagination of any art lover.

Michelangelo and the Viewer in his Time
Location:  709.2 BAR 2017

The author brings together new research to show how Michelangelo's art was seen in its own time.

Raphael's Madonnas: Images for the Soul
Location:  759.5 STE 2016

The Madonna is a central icon in western culture and religion, representing the 'eternal feminine'. At once divine but earthly, cosmic but human, she has a unique spirituality which draws us in and invites contemplation and reflection.  This beautiful collection of 43 colour images of the Madonna by Raphael can be used for meditation, prayer or simply for appreciation.


Location: 759.5 DEI 2017

This essential introduction presents key works from Botticelli’s oeuvre to understand the making of a Renaissance legend. Through the painter’s most famous mythological and allegorical scenes, as well as his radiant religious works, we explore a mastery of figuration, movement, and line.

Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance
Location:  759.03 NIC 2013

This comprehensive, highly illustrated new study examines Titian's long career and varied output. Tom Nichols argues that Titian's works were self-consciously original, freely and intentionally undermining the traditional, more modest approach to painting in Venice at that time.

Raphael and the Antique

Location: 759.5 LAM 2020

This book focuses and highlights Raphael's re-invention of classical models, his draughtsmanship and his concept of art, which he pursued and was still striving to perfect at the time of his death aged only 37, in 1520.

Leonardo da Vinci: Under the Skin

Location: 741.945 FAR 2019

Leonardo da Vinci created some of the most beautiful and important drawings in the history of Western art. This book focuses on his rigorous and clear-sighted anatomical studies, which were groundbreaking investigations into the workings of the human body. 

Dürer's Journeys : Travels of a Renaissance Artist

Location: 709.2 FOI 2021

This book explores Durer's extensive influence on his contemporaries and his sources of inspiration, bringing together paintings, drawings, sculptures, glass, and prints by artists he may have encountered along the way. It also examines the complex development of Durer's own status as an artist entrepreneur and innovator in artistic theory.