The Italian Renaissance Altarpiece. Between Icon and Narrative
by David Ekserdjian
published by Yale University Press, 2021
496 pages, fully illustrated in colour. Hardback. 28 x 24cms.
Comprehensive study on the history and development of the Italian altarpiece, from its origin in the thirteenth century to the time of Caravaggio in the 1600s. Divided thematically, the three categories of Renaissance altarpiece (immagini, historie and misteri) are discussed in detail, including considerations of materials, framing and display.
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