This fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition Art and Love in Renaissance Italy, organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Kimbell Art Museum. Key moments in the lives of Italian men and women in the Renaissance were marked by celebrations of the highest possible degree of magnificence, and none more lavishly than betrothal, marriage, or the birth of a child. This important volume is the first to examine the entire range of work—from maiolica, glassware, and jewelry to nuptial portraits and paintings on amorous themes—to which Renaissance rituals of love and marriage gave rise. It is a major contribution to our understanding of Renaissance art in its broader cultural context and is written by a group of distinguished scholars. Published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London.