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Title: The Arcimboldo Effect: Transformations of ...
Publisher: Abbeville Press, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1987
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: 1987 Edition.
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400 illustrations, 200 in full color The composite portraits of Giuseppe Arcimboldo - human profiles assembled of fruit, flowers, and other still-life objects - are universally compelling. Bizarre and magnificent, his series of Seasons and Elements were at once fantastic invention, complex political allegory, and profound metaphysical statement. In this stunning and many-voiced volume, absorbing essays from the field of art, linguistics, philosophy, and science trace the history and magic of Arcimboldo's legacy and explore the enigmatic power of pictorial transformations from the Renaissance to the present.From Library Journal:
Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a Milanese painter at the 16th-century imperial Hapsburg courts of Vienna and Prague. He is best known for his allegorical portrait heads composed of objects such as flowers and books. This volume, published in connection with an exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi, illustrates composite portraits and other transformed heads from the Renaissance to contemporary art. The text consists of brief essays covering everything from 16th-century history to painting restoration to catastrophe theory, and ranging in tone from straightforward to idiosyncratic. The illustrations will appeal to a wide audience, but not all of the essays will be comprehensible to all readers. Kathryn W. Finkelstein, M.L.S., Cincinnati
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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