Carr-Gomm, Sarah. Hidden Symbols in Art. New York: Rizzoli, 2001. Print.
This book is an easy-to-guide to the mythological, religious, historic, literary, and symbolic traditions which have inspired artists. This book also gives essential information on the characters, both real and imagined, whose lives and stories inspired centuries of artists-from Apollo, Zeus, and their fellow Olympian gods and goddesses to Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, the apostles, and the saints. It also includes fascinating feature panels, illustrated with details from great works of art, explaining how to interpret a wide range of artistic themes, from the nine Muses to the Seven Deadly Sins.
Cuzin, Jean Pierre., and Raphael. Raphael: His Life and Works. Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell, 1985. Print.
Is basically a biography of Raphael. It discusses Raphael’s childhood and education. It also talks about all of his art that he has drawn with also sketched of his earlier work.
Johnson, Geraldine A.. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2005. Print.
The volume provides a broad cultural and historical context for some of the Renaissance's most famous artists and works of art. It also explores forgotten aspects of Renaissance art, such as objects made for the home and women as artists and patrons. Rather than focusing on just one region, the book introduces readers to a variety of approaches to the study of Renaissance art.
Meyer-Baer, Musical Iconography in Raphael's Parnassus. "Musical Iconography in Raphael's Parnassus." The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 8.2 (1949): 87-96. Web. 5 Nov. 2010.
Talks about Raphael and the paintings that he does in the Vatican. She talks specifically about Mount Parnassus.
Raphael, and John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy. The Raphael Cartoons;. London: H.M.S.O., 1950. Print.
The Raphael Cartoons are seven large cartoons for tapestries, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, painted by the High Renaissance in 1515-16. They are showing scenes from the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles. They are the only surviving members of a set of ten cartoons commissioned by Pope Leo X for tapestries for the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Palace.
Wolk-Simon, Linda. Raphael at the Metropolitan: the Colonna Altarpiece. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006. Print.
This book reunites the two main panels with all the scenes from its predella. Which is platform or alter. A select group of drawings and paintings by Raphael.