The Biblioteca Berenson
The Berenson Library is a major resource for research on the late Middle Ages and Renaissance in Italy. Thoroughly interdisciplinary, its outstanding collection of books and periodicals provides comprehensive coverage of the history, fine and applied arts, music, literature, science, religion, and philosophy of all regions of Italy from circa 1200 to 1650. It also has substantial holdings in the related fields of classical and medieval studies, cultures around the Mediterranean, and Renaissance Europe. The library includes an exceptionally rich and historically important repository of visual materials that is especially strong for Italian painting and drawing from the 13th to the 17th centuries. A growing archive uniquely documents the lives and work of the founders of I Tatti, Bernard and Mary Berenson, and of other influential scholars and cultural institutions of the twentieth century.