Villa I Tatti Series
The Villa I Tatti Series includes the proceedings of conferences and seminars held at 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.Sort by title, author, format, publication date, or price »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.