First edition bound in red cloth with gold spine lettering. Color and b&w illustrations through-out. 9" x 11 1/2" hardcover. A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 66381
Title: Arcimboldo: Visual Jokes, Natural History ...
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description University of Chicago, Chicago, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. A little bumping and chipping on corners of DJ. 313 pgs, blk/wht and color illos. OVERSIZE BOOK will require additional postage. Seller Inventory # 6501
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Book Description The University of Chicago Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In Giuseppe Arcimboldo s most famous paintings, grapes, fish, and even the beaks of birds form human hair. A pear stands in for a man s chin. Citrus fruits sprout from a tree trunk that doubles as a neck. All sorts of natural phenomena come together on canvas and panel to assemble the strange heads and faces that constitute one of Renaissance art s most striking oeuvres. The first major study in a generation of the artist behind these remarkable paintings, Arcimboldo tells the singular story of their creation. Drawing on his thirty-five-year engagement with the artist, Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann begins with an overview of Arcimboldo s life and work, exploring the artist s early years in sixteenth-century Lombardy, his grounding in Leonardesque traditions, and his tenure as a Habsburg court portraitist in Vienna and Prague. Arcimboldo then trains its focus on the celebrated composite heads, approaching them as visual jokes with serious underpinnings - images that poetically display pictorial wit while conveying an allegorical message. In addition to probing the humanistic, literary, and philosophical dimensions of these pieces, Kaufmann explains that they embody their creator s continuous engagement with nature painting and natural history. He reveals, in fact, that Arcimboldo painted many more nature studies than scholars have realized - a finding that significantly deepens current interpretations of the composite heads. Demonstrating the previously overlooked importance of these works to natural history and still-life painting, Arcimboldo finally restores the artist s fantastic visual jokes to their rightful place in the history of both science and art. Seller Inventory # BTE9780226426860
Book Description University of Chicago Press, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0226426866
Book Description University Of Chicago Press, 2010. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP102097349
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