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A study of the master of Renaissance painting, Piero della Francesca which describes his innovative use of perspective, the simplicity of his compositions and his sensitive use of light and which also deals with his life and times. The results of recent cleaning of the paintings are analyzed.
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Marilyn Aronberg Lavin, an outstanding authority on painting of the early Italian Renaissance, has taught at Princeton and Yale, and is a director of the Piero Project, a computer database on the artist. Her publications include The Place of Narrative Mural Decoration in Italian Churches 431-1600, Piero della Francesca: The Flagellation, Piero della Francesca's Baptism of Christ and Piero della Francesca: San Francesco, Arezzo.From Library Journal:
Among the key artists of the early Renaissance period, Piero created work with an abiding resonance for the modern sensibility. In his sumptuously illustrated text, art scholar Lightbown ( Botticelli , Abbeville, 1989) subjects the master's oeuvre to a profoundly rewarding scrutiny out of which emerges a wealth of original formal and iconographic observations and insights. Joining meticulous descriptive analysis to a masterful comprehension of the documentary evidence, the author provocatively reconsiders the chronology of some of the artist's most famous paintings, then explicates with equal originality Piero's employment of perspective. Lightbown makes critical observations about the placement, function, medium, and condition of the works. This close study does not, however, slight contextual problems of historical milieu, patronage, and sty listic influences. This is simply the best work on Piero in the English language.
-Robert Cahn, Fashion Inst. of Technology, New York
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Book Description Abbeville Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111558591680
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