The Villa I Tatti Series includes the proceedings of conferences and seminars held at Villa I Tatti: The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, collections of essays by or in honor of distinguished scholars associated with the Center, and monographs on special subjects that result from research done during a fellowship year.

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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25.Cover: Sassetta: The Borgo San Sepolcro Altarpiece

Sassetta: The Borgo San Sepolcro Altarpiece

Israëls, Machtelt

Sassetta, the subtle genius from Siena, revolutionized Italian painting with an altarpiece for the small Tuscan town of Borgo San Sepolcro in 1437–1444. This book solves the three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle of this masterwork’s reconstruction and, on a firm scientific foundation, restores it to its vivid historical context.

27.Cover: Italy and Hungary: Humanism and Art in the Early Renaissance. Acts of an International Conference, Florence, Villa I Tatti, June 6–8, 2007

Italy and Hungary: Humanism and Art in the Early Renaissance. Acts of an International Conference, Florence, Villa I Tatti, June 6–8, 2007

Farbaky, Péter
Waldman, Louis A.

The twenty-two essays collected here delve into recent research on the development of humanism and art in the Hungary of King Matthias Corvinus and his successors. Richly illustrated with new photography, this book eloquently documents and explores the unique role played by the Hungarian court in the cultural history of Renaissance Europe.

29.Cover: Renaissance Studies in Honor of Joseph Connors, Volumes 1 and 2

Renaissance Studies in Honor of Joseph Connors, Volumes 1 and 2

Israëls, Machtelt
Waldman, Louis A.

The two richly illustrated volumes of Renaissance Studies in Honor of Joseph Connors demonstrate Villa I Tatti’s role as the world’s leading center for Italian Renaissance studies. Gathered to honor I Tatti’s director from 2002 to 2010, the 177 essays represent the cutting edge of Renaissance scholarship in art history, literature, music, and more.

31.Cover: Bernard Berenson: Formation and Heritage

Bernard Berenson: Formation and Heritage

Connors, Joseph
Waldman, Louis A.

Bernard Berenson: Formation and Heritage explores the intellectual world of Berenson (1865–1959), who put the connoisseurship of Renaissance art on a firm footing at the turn of the twentieth century. Essays explore his relationships with various cultural figures including William James, Jean Paul Richter, Katherine Dunham, and many others.

32.Cover: The Medici: Citizens and Masters

The Medici: Citizens and Masters

Black, Robert
Law, John E.

The Medici: Citizens and Masters offers a novel, comparative approach to examining Medici power and influence in Florence. Contributors from diverse perspectives set Medici rule against princely states such as Milan and Ferrara, and they ask how much the Medici changed Florence, contrasting their supremacy with earlier Florentine regimes.

33.Cover: San Lorenzo: A Florentine Church

San Lorenzo: A Florentine Church

Gaston, Robert W.
Waldman, Louis A.

This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection illuminates many previously unexplored aspects of the Basilica of San Lorenzo’s history, extending from its Early Christian foundation to the modern era. San Lorenzo depicts this church as a living Florentine institution, continually reshaped by complex historical forces.

34.Cover: Food, Social Politics and the Order of Nature in Renaissance Italy

Food, Social Politics and the Order of Nature in Renaissance Italy

Grieco, Allen J.

Using a variety of analytical methods and theoretical approaches, this book moves food studies firmly into the arena of Late Medieval and Renaissance history, providing an essential key to deciphering the material and metaphorical complexity of this period in European, and especially Italian, history.

35.Cover: The Bernard and Mary Berenson Collection of Persian Manuscripts and Paintings at I Tatti

The Bernard and Mary Berenson Collection of Persian Manuscripts and Paintings at I Tatti

Yoltar-Yıldırım, Ayşin

The Bernard and Mary Berenson Collection of Persian Manuscripts and Paintings at I Tatti presents an in-depth analysis of the little-known Persian manuscripts and paintings collected by the world-renowned art historian, art critic, and connoisseur Bernard Berenson. Fourteen essays focus on three manuscripts and four detached folios.

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