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Gates (Doors) of Paradise


Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378-1455) was a famous Renaissance artist from Florence, Italy.  His most notable work is the Gates (Doors) of Paradise, richly decorated gilded bronze doors for the Baptistery of the Florence Cathedral.  (Auguste Rodin later used Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise as inspiration for Rodin’s own doors, the Gates of Hell.)      



LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Term


  • Ghiberti (Subject)



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • N6370
  • NA1123 .B8
  • NB1287 .F6
  • NB6233 .G45



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Cole, Alison. The Renaissance. 1994.

                      Call Number: N6370 .C55 1994

  • Milli, Robert (Narrator). Lorenzo Ghiberti: The Gates of Paradise. 1989.   

                      Call Number: VIDEO NB6233 .G45 L67 (AUDIO-VISUAL  Non-Circulating)

  • Murray, Peter. Art of the Renaissance. 1985.

                      Call Number: N6370 .M97 1985

  • Olson, Roberta. Italian Renaissance Sculpture. 1992.

                        Call Number: NB615 .O48 1992

  • Radke, Gary (Ed.). Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Renaissance Masterpiece. 2007.

                        Call Number: NB1287 .F6 G43 2007

  • Walker, Paul. Feud That Sparked the Renaissance. 2002.

                         Call Number: NA1123 .B8 W35 2002



Reference Materials


  • Bostrom, Antonia (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Sculpture. 2004.

                            Call Number: REF NB198 .E53 2004                               

o   Vol. 2, pgs. 657-659

  • Frazier, Nancy.  Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History. 2000.

                             Call Number: REF N5300 .F64 2000 

o     Pgs. 266-267

  • Kleiner, Fred. Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (12th Ed.). 2005.

                            Call Number: REF N5300 .G25 2005

o   Pgs. 578-579

  • Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History (Revised 2nd Ed.). 2005.

                             Call Number: REF N5300 .S923 2005

o   Pgs. 622-624



Electronic Research  Databases

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


  • Academic Search Complete
  • Art Full Text
  • Grove Art Online – Oxford Art Online



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Last Revised on October 15, 2008

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