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Do you know the title of the books?ï¿½ I'd like to look into ordering.
There are catalaogues available from this National Gallery exhibit of
16th-century Italian paintings available for as little as $75 on Amazon.com
The National Gallery of Art has a very useful set of books for sale,
too, full of lovely period art with nice detail. Included among them are
_Durer to Veronese: Sixteenth Century Painting in The National Gallery_.
I own a copy of this and it *really* is their 16 C collection, including
the Italianate works, along with discussions that are naturally quite
educational regarding the process and what's beneath the top layer and
such. The ISBN is 0-300-07220-1 and if you give them a call, I bet
they'll be happy to help you out with any other related-interest titles
that they might have. Unfortunately, their shop website is currently
...who also owns their _German Paintings_