Jane's Smart Art Guide to the Fountains of Rome concentrates primarily on the Renaissance and Baroque fountains that refresh the historic heart of the city. Jane, the narrator, will lead you through the extraordinary history of Rome's water supply and the delightful fountains - large and small, plain and fancy - that grace the city. You'll hear about who were the great fountain designers, what constraints they had to deal with, and how they learned to make water behave in different ways.
Fra Angelico's magnificent 15th Century frescoes at San Marco monastery in Florence are among the greatest achievements in the history of art. Now you can tour this widely-loved site guided by the scholarship of a highly-regarded art historian. This Jane's Smart Art Audio Guide is the exclusive audio adaptation of a popular book in The Great Fresco Cycles of the Renaissance series, written by William Hood, Professor of Art History at Oberlin College and a renowned Fra Angelico scholar.
This Jane's Smart Art Audio Guide is in-depth and indispensable: for art-lovers and history-buffs, it's the smart way to visit St. Peter's Basilica! Huge in both scale and history, St. Peter's can be overwhelming. But with Jane's engaging narration guiding you through this magnificent building, appreciating the art and architecture, step-by-step, in the context of history, you will experience a deep and lasting appreciation of the essence of this remarkable place.
Raphael's ground-breaking frescoes in the Stanza della Segnatura at the Vatican are among the greatest achievements in the history of art. Now art-lovers and history-buffs can visit this jewel of a room in the Vatican Palace and appreciate these magnificent paintings, guided by the scholarship of a well-known art historian.
Indispensable for art-lovers and history-buffs, this Jane's Smart Art Audio Guide is the smart way to visit Antwerp's beautiful Our Lady Cathedral! Antwerp is a wonderful place to visit, and its Cathedral is a glorious Late Gothic repository of six centuries of Flemish artistic development. Under construction for more than 200 years, it endured a catastrophic fire, Calvinist iconoclasm, gutting by French revolutionaries, and, in the 20th century, wartime bombings.
This Jane's Smart Art Audio Guide is in-depth and indispensable for art-lovers and history-buffs who want to hear about more than just the highlights! Behind the unassuming façade of this early Renaissance church is an extraordinary trove of celebrated art and unique architectural features. The church has played a central role in Rome's history by virtue of its location just inside the principle north gate.
In 1447, Fra Angelico began painting his heavenly vision on the vault of the San Brizio Chapel in Orivieto, but within months he abandoned his contract. Fifty years later, Luca Signorelli was commissioned to finish the ceiling and to decorate the walls of the room. The result was one of the most original and significant fresco cycles produced in Italy during that historic period of artistic achievement known as the High Renaissance.
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Lorenzetti's pioneering secular frescoes in the meeting hall of the Nine Governors (Sala dei Nove) in Siena's Palazzo Pubblico are among the greatest achievements in the history of art. Now art-lovers can appreciate these ground-breaking paintings guided by the scholarship of a well-known historian.