Circa 1520 is an art history book that examines the Mannerist period during the later years of the Renaissance. This style took elements from earlier Italian art and expanded on them in unnatural ways. Mannerist works are notable for their contorted figures posed against tense, dramatic backdrops.
This book covers the style in extensive detail, presenting historical analysis and full-color artwork renderings across eight different chapters. The classical subject matter and body text are contrasted with a sharp blue and yellow color scheme, a condensed sans-serif for detail text, and dynamic use of exposed content. Pictured are a number of spreads from Circa 1520.
Dimensions: 8.25 x 11.5 in
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