'Picture in Focus': Reading list

Background reading for all teachers planning to teach 'Picture in Focus' in school

Mythology

  • 'Ovid Metamorphoses: A New Verse Translation'
    Translated by David Raeburn 
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
  • 'Tales from Ovid: Twenty-four Passages from the 'Metamorphoses'
    by Ted Hughes
    Publisher: Faber and Faber 
  • 'The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion'
    by Simon Price, Emily Kearns
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • 'The Penguin Book of Classical Myths'
    by Jenny March (Author)
    Publisher: Penguin
  • 'A Dictionary of World Mythology'
    by Arthur Cotterell  
    Publisher: Oxford University Press

Titian

  • 'Titian'
    by Charles Hope, Jennifer Fletcher, Jill Dunkerton, Miguel Falomir
    Publisher: Yale University Press

Renaissance artists

  • 'Renaissance Rivals: Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Titian'
    by Rona Goffen
    Publisher: Yale University Press
  • 'Painting in Renaissance Venice'
    by Peter Humfrey
    Publisher: Yale University Press
  • 'Renaissance Art: A Very Short Introduction'
    by Geraldine A Johnson
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • 'Isms: Understanding Art'
    by Stephen Little  
    Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • 'An Introduction to Art'
    by Charles Harrison 
    Publisher: Yale University Press

Teaching and Learning

  • 'Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School'
    by Jonathan Savage
    Publisher: Routledge
  • 2010 Ofsted secondary school survey 'Learning: creative approaches that raise standards'

Humanities

  • 'History, Geography, Religious Studies and Citizenship'
    by Richard Harris 
    Publisher: Routledge
  • 'Worldly Goods: New History of the Renaissance'
    by Lisa Jardine
    Publisher: Macmillan
  • 'The Renaissance Bazaar: from the Silk Road to Michelangelo'
    by Jerry Brotton
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • 'The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction'
    by Jerry Brotton
    Publisher: Oxford University Press

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