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Birth of Venus - Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) was a famous Florentine Renaissance artist known for works such as The Birth of Venus.  In this lovely painting, Venus, the classical goddess of beauty and love, is created from the sea and stands on a scallop shell.


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term

  • Botticelli, Sandro (Subject Keywords)

Call Number for Browsing the Shelves

  • ND623 .B7

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Basta, Chiara. Botticelli. 2005.

                        Call Number: ND623 .B7 B34 2005

  • Gromling, Alexandra. Botticelli. 1998.

                       Call Number: ND623 .B7 G76 1998

  • Legouix, Susan. Botticelli. 2004.

                       Call Number: ND623 .B7 L44 2004

  • Zeri, Federico (Ed.). Botticelli: The Allegory of Spring. 2000.

                      Call Number: ND623 .B7  A62 2000

  • Zollner, Frank. Botticelli: Images of Love and Spring. 1998.

                        Call Number: ND623 .B7 Z6513 1998

Reference Materials

  • Gregory, Clive (Ed.). Great Artists of the Western World: The Early Renaissance.

                            Call Number: REF N40 .G774 1988

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 118-119

  • Janson, H. W. History of Art, 6th Ed.Call Number: REF N5300 .J3 2001

o   Pg. 421

  • Kleiner, Fred. Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, 12th Ed. - Call Number: REF N5300 .G25 2005 

o   Pgs. 595-596

Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History, Rev. 2nd Ed. Call Number: REF N5300 .S923 2005

o   Pgs. 639-641

  • Walther, Ingo (Ed.). Masterpieces of Western Art. – Call Number: REF N5300 .M27 

o   Vol. 1, pg. 107

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Oxford Art Online

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

Copyright 2006

Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on April 20, 2006

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