Book Description: "Well-illustrated, undeniably useful, Murray's book is truly welcome." --Architectural Design"Informed in content and concise in style . . . a perfect introduction to the architecture of the Italian Renaissance."--Richard Stapleford, Cooper Union School of ArchitectureA classic guide to one of the most pivotal periods in art and architectural history, The Architecture of the Italian Renaissance remains the most lucid and comprehensive volume available. From Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Palladio, and Brunelleschi to St. Peter's in Rome, the palaces of Venice, and the Medici Chapel in Florence, Peter Murray's lavishly illustrated book tells readers everything they need to know about the architectural life of Italy from the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries.