Volume 4 covers the Renaissance period. The sections on Architecture and Visual Arts may be helpful.
Atlas of World Art
by John Onians (Editor)
Call Number: REF G1046.E1 O9 2004
Publication Date: 2004
Pages 120-123 give a concise overview of 1300-1500 Italy.
A Short Guide to Writing about Art
Call Number: CITE SITE N7476 .B37 2015
Publication Date: 2014
Writing about art -- Writing about art : the big picture -- Formal analysis and style -- Analytic thinking -- Writing a comparison -- Writing an entry in an exhibition catalog -- Writing a review of an exhibition -- Virtual exhibitions : writing text panels and other materials -- How to write an effective essay -- Style in writing -- Art-historical research -- Some critical approaches -- Writing a research paper -- Manuscript form -- Writing essay examinations