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School of Athens - Raphael


Raphael was one of the great Italian Renaissance painters.  Among Raphael’s famous paintings is The School of Athens, a fresco on the wall of the Papal Apartments in the Vatican City, Rome.  This work was painted from 1509-1511, and it shows the towering ancient philosophers in pursuit of truth.   


LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Raphael (Subject Keywords)
  • School of Athens (Subject Keywords)


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • N6923 .R2
  • N6923 .R3
  • ND623 .R2



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  • Beck, James. Raphael. 1994.

                      Call Number: ND623 .R2 B363 1994

  • Beck, James. Raphael: The Stanza della Segnatura. 1993.  

                     Call Number: ND623 .R2 B363 1993

  • Chapman, Hugo. Raphael: From Urbino to Rome. 2004.

                     Call Number: N6923 .R2 A4 2004

  • Cuzin, Jean-Pierre. Raphael: His Life and Works. 1985.

                     Call Number: ND623 .R2 C8713 1985

  • James, Roger and Nicholas Penny. Raphael. 1983.

                     Call Number: N6923 .R3 J6 1983



Reference Materials


  • Gregory, Clive (Ed.).  Great Artists of the Western World: The High Renaissance. - Call Number: REF N40 .G77 1987      

o   Vol. 2, pgs. 90-91, 96-97

  • Hall, Marcia (Ed.). Raphael’s School of Athens. - Call Number: REF ND623 .R2 A76 1997      
  • Janson, H. W. History of Art, 6th Ed. - Call Number: REF N5300 .J3 2001

o   Pgs. 451-453

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

o   Pgs. 629-630

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

o   Pg. 653

  • Vaughan, William (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Artists. - Call Number: REF N31 .E53 2000

o   Vol. 4, pgs. 80-81

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

o   Vol. 1, pg. 172



Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Oxford Art Online
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega



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.



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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on May 3, 2006




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