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Texts for Christian & Classical imagery
Douay Rheims Bible by
Call Number: Art Reference BS180 2002 c.1-2
Publication Date: 2002
St. Jerome's Latin translation of the Bible, The Vulgate, is an important primary source as it was used throughout the Renaissance. The Douay-Rheims is the English translation closest to the Vulgate. Also online (see link).
The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints by
Call Number: Art Reference BX4654.J334 1993 vol. 1-2
Publication Date: 1993
Popular religious stories about the lives of the saints collected during the 13th century; stories were widely used by Medieval and Renaissance artists.
Metamorphoses by Ovid
Ovid's Metamorphosis was a source for much of the classical imagery in the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
The Lives of the illustrious Netherlandish and German painters by
Call Number: Art Library ND625.M313 1994 vol. 1-6
Publication Date: 1994-1999
Biographies of Northern European painters; many written during their lifetimes.
A Documentary History of Art
Call Number: Art Library, N 5303. D6 1981 vol. 1-2
Literary Sources of Art History: an Anthology of Texts from Theophilus to Goethe
Call Number: Art Library, 709 H742L c.4
Publication Date: 1947
Translations of excerpts from original sources including etters, journals and essays.
Northern Renaissance Art 1400-1600: Sources and Documents by
Call Number: Art Library, N 6370 .S66 1989 c.1-2