This isn’t heavy stuff. It doesn’t try to give an in-depth analysis of Renaissance art. But this is part of a cool series of books I stumbled across on my last trip to Barnes & Noble. Die cut windows inserted in the pages cleverly focus the readers attention on specific aspects of the paintings. Twenty Renaissance era works are highlighted with emphasis on the artists’ choice of brushstrokes, symbolism, perspective and chromatic choice. For those who know they are missing most of what they could be appreciating when looking at art, this well-designed slim book feels like a great introduction.