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Taylor, Diane C. (Diane Carol)

Summary: Who were the artists of the Renaissance? Why do we still learn from Renaissance art? Using an inquiry-based approach, readers are introduced to the Italian Renaissance as it was experienced by five of the world's most renowned artists: Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian. Readers will learn about the biographies of these Renaissance artists through the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nomad Press 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 709 TAY

Greenblatt, Stephen

Summary: Greenblatt transports listeners to the dawn of the Renaissance and chronicles the life of an intrepid book lover who rescued the Roman philosophical text On the Nature of Things from certain oblivion.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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Hollingsworth, Mary

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Summary: "The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries was an era of dramatic political, religious, and cultural change in the Italian peninsula, witnessing major innovations in the visual arts, literature, music, and science. Princes of the Renaissance charts these developments in a sequence of eleven chapters, each of which is devoted to two or three princely characters with a cast of minor ones--from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 945.1 HOL

Hill, Laban Carrick

Summary: Explores the literary, artistic, and intellectual creativity of the Harlem Renaissance and discusses the lives and work of Louis Armstrong, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other notable figures of the era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 810.9 HIL

O'Hara, Mo.

Summary: In the first of two stories, zombie goldfish Frankie is good at saving the day, but the medieval day reenactment joust may be too much, and in the second story, Tom's evil brother clones a Jurassic carp, putting the school in danger.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: J CD O'Hara 2017

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1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J ORANGE MY

Dixon, Franklin W.

Summary: "Frank and Joe Hardy are excited to visit the King Arthur Faire in Bayport. On Kid's Day, there are all kinds of special contests and events, like the Medieval Maze and Junior Jester Court Slam. The highlight of the day is the Junior Joust competition: whoever can stay on a mechanical horse and lance a golden ring with their (fake) sword will win seats to watch the real jousting competition...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2015

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED DIX

Braun, Georg

Summary: This volume beautifully reproduces a selection of plates from one of the finest extant sets of one of the most remarkable atlases ever produced, Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum or "Cities of the World," first published in six volumes between 1572 and 1617. Goss's knowledgeable narrative is full of interesting information about the maps and the history of the cities.

Format: cartographic

Publisher / Publication Date: Rand McNally 1992

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 910 GOS

Greenblatt, Stephen

Summary: A humanities professor describes the impact had by the translation of the last remaining manuscript of "On the Nature of Things" by Roman philosopher Lucretius, which fueled the Renaissance and inspired artists, great thinkers, and scientists.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.2 GRE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.2 GRE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.2 GRE

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 WOR

DeLuca, Jen

Summary: "Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DEL

Parish, Herman

Summary: The third book in a new arc in the New York Times bestselling chapter book series! The Amelia Bedelia & Friends books focus on school and friendship stories and are just right for fans of Ivy + Bean and Clementine.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD PAR

Sheppard, Joseph

Summary: Explores and illustrates the methods and materials the old masters used to achieve their results in art.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Watson-Guptill 1983

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 751.45 SHE

Spilsbury, Louise

Summary: During the Renaissance, people were pinned into their clothing, even elaborate gowns. Children often had to work as pin makers, a job that paid only about $1 for each 20,000 pins made! Find out about other horrible jobs of the Renaissance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.2 SPI

Summary: Wide ranging examination of Europe and the changes wrought by the Renaissance pays particular attention to the life of Leonardo Da Vinci, but goes well beyond the world of art to highlight political and social changes of the time.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Questar 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.21 DA

Summary: "You and your friends are newbies at the Renaissance fair. Food, music, mock combat... it sounded like some kind of off-beat rock concert! Problem is, you stick out like a sore thumb. In a crowd of buccaneer hats and faerie wings, you're the only ones in shorts and t-shirts. Now you and your friends have one afternoon to assemble the ultimate Renaissance costume, but you're low on cash and the...

Format: three dimensional object

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlas Games 2009

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1 available in Games, Call number: GAME REN

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bard 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.8 REN

Gerber, Daryl Wood

Summary: As the annual Renaissance Fair comes to Crystal Cove, Jenna Hart's Cookbook Nook is packed with tasty treats and all things medieval, while her pal Bailey is ready to swoon over her upcoming nuptials at a local vineyard. But when the two friends discover the body of the vineyard's owner bludgeoned by a winepress, all their merriment fades, along with their hopes for a vintage year. Which...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale Cengage Learning 2018

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GER

Hales, Dianne R.

Summary: "A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. No face has ever captivated so many for so long. Every year more than nine million visitors trek to her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. This book rests on the premise that the woman in the Mona Lisa is indeed the person identified in its...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 HAL

Klepeis, Alicia Z.

Summary: In The Renaissance Inventors: With History Projects for Kids, readers 10 through 15 explore the period of European history from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries while focusing on the biographies of five inventors from that time and the creations they brought to the world. The lives of Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Leon Battista Alberti, Johannes Gutenberg, and Gerardus Mercator are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nomad Press 0000

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 KLE

Park, Jacqueline.

Summary: Set against the backdrop of the religious persecution and papal politics of the Italian Renaissance, the story of Grazia dei Rosi, heiress to a Jewish banking dynasty and lover of a Christian lord, unfolds through her secret diary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1997

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAR

Schomp, Virginia.

Summary: Discusses how and why the Renaissance began in Italy, the cultural and intellectual achievements of the Italian Renaissance, and the lasting effects of these achievements on Western civilization.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Benchmark Books 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 945.05 SCH

Strathern, Paul

Summary: "By the end of the fifteenth century, Florence was well established as the home of the Renaissance. As generous patrons to the likes of Botticelli and Michelangelo, the ruling Medici embodied the progressive humanist spirit of the age, and in Lorenzo de' Medici (Lorenzo the Magnificent) they possessed a diplomat capable of guarding the militarily weak city in a climate of constantly shifting...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 STR

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H.N. Abrams 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 940.21 PAN

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