Anne Fitzpatrick shares the Renaissance with us through word in image.
In this book one would find lots of vibrant images. 16 full colour images scattered throughout the book, some as single pages, others as double pages.
I loved this statement at the beginning of the book "The history of the world can be told through accounts of great battles, the lives of kings and queens, and this discoveries and inventions of scientists and explorers. But the history of the way people think and feel about themselves and world is told through art." (p9)
So the words in books tell the story, but so do the images made in the time period. They tell the story and if you think about the pictures, how the people felt about it. It's a great way to add to any study of history. :)
As you read the book, you will notice words in red, these words are part of the glossary found in the back of the book.
Occasionally red pages pop up in the book.
A fun fact: Tommaso Guido was nicknamed Masaccio which means Clumsy Tom because he was so obsessed with art that he didn't take care of anything else. He would combine the style of different artists when we worked on frescos. He died suddenly at age 27.
And did you know that the folks who invented painting with oil tried to keep it a secret? Oh the intrigue in the world of art. Seriously... I learned things I never even dreamed of. :)
So, if you are looking for a good book with fun facts and great images, that ties history and art together well, this book will meet that end quite nicely.