Allan Atlas’s Renaissance Music: Music in Western Europe, 1400–1600 (1998) is a comprehensive book about music during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Europe.
Craig Harbison’s The Mirror of the Artist: Northern Renaissance Art in Its Historical Context (1995) examines the origins of Renaissance art in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Netherlands, France, and Germany.
Architecture of the Renaissance: From Brunelleschi to Palladio (1996), written by Bertrand Jestaz and translated by Caroline Beamish, provides a good overview of the architectural rebirth in fifteenth-century Italy, which was inspired by the columns, rounded arches, and classical architecture of Greece and Rome.
Florence was the key city for the arts during the Italian Renaissance. Florence and the Renaissance: The Quattrocentro (1997), by Alain J. Lemaitre and Erich Lessing, examines the course of creative development in architecture, sculpture, and paintings during the Renaissance in Italy.
Ingrid D. Rowland’s The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth- Century Rome (1998) employs an interdisciplinary approach to explore the cultural conditions that produced the Renaissance.