Inspired by recent approaches to the field, the book reexamines the field of Renaissance art history by exploring the art of this era in the light of global connections. It considers the movement of objects, ideas and technologies and its significance for European art and material culture, analysing images through the lens of cultural encounter and conflict. -- .
Kathleen Christian is Senior Lecturer in Art History at The Open University Leah Clark is Lecturer in Art History at The Open University -- .
Introduction - Kathleen Christian and Leah Clark 1 Renaissance altarpieces: the far in the near - Kathleen Christian 2 Cultural crossings in Spain and the New World c. 1350-c.1550 - Kim Woods 3 Collecting the world: art, nature, and representation - Leah Clark 4 Aspects of art in Venice: encounters with the East - Paul Wood with Kathleen Christian and Leah Clark Conclusion - Kathleen Christian and Leah Clark Index -- .