18 MARCH 1899, Page 22

The Renaissance in Italian Art. By Selwyn Brinton. (Simpkin and

Marshall. 3s. 6d.)—Yet another of the fast multiplying hand- books on Italian art. The present volume, the second of its series, deals with Padua, Verona, Ferrara, Parma, and Venice. The art of each of these cities is treated first from a general point of view, and detailed information given in an "analysis." This arrangement is decidedly good, and prevents the text from becoming overcrowded with facts which are much more usable when stated separately.