The Art of Florence [2 volumes]

Andres, Glenn M.; Hunisak, John; Turner, Richard

Published by Artabras, 1988
ISBN 10: 0896601110 / ISBN 13: 9780896601116
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Fourth printing of the stated first edition. Complete in two volumes. Printed and bound in Japan. Handsome royal blue cloth binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spines. Unbumped spine heads and tails, with sharp corners. 13 x 11.25 inches. Text blocks firmly bound in. 703 and 713-1312 numbered pages. Both volumes interspersed with numerous color plates and B&W illustrations, many full-page and a few double-page and all on semi-glossy coated stock. Principal photography by Takashi Okamura. An immensely clean set of volumes, and quite tight. Almost certainly unread. No dust jackets, as issued. Housed in the publisher's medium-duty, custom slipcase, with blue cloth and with large, pictorial wrap-around paper label depicting The Last Judgment by Fra Angelico. Just a one-inch trace of rubbing at the top of the slipcase along the spine head. A Fine set of two volumes in a Fine slipcase. Gift quality. Very heavy set of books, approximately 20 pounds. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Since the radiant years of the Renaissance, the city of Florence has come for many to represent the greatest triumph of the Western cultural tradition. This is the city where humanism was born, where Plato was discussed passionately in the narrow streets, and where men and women first found themselves to be the measure of all things. For more than three centuries Florence nurtured a creative community of astounding, even revolutionary genius. Here, starting in the late 1200s, Giotto painted the grave and powerful frescoes that drew Florence and the world toward a radical new vision of realism, and here, ushering in the dazzling era of the High Renaissance, Michelangelo began his incomparable career as architect, sculptor, and painter. During the intervening years, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Ghiberti, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Raphael, Leonardo, and hundreds of the most splendidly talented artists in history lived and worked in this small city on the Arno and collaborated in the creation of the great urban museum we know as Florence.
Matching an elegant and sophisticated text by three leading art historians with hundreds of glorious color photographs, The Art of Florence immerses us in a city and a time of unparalleled cultural ferment. This important and uncommonly beautiful publication analyzes the history of Florentine art in terms of the distinctly Florentine and Tuscan influences that shaped it—an approach never before employed in a study of this breadth and complexity. The fascinating and lucid text by Glenn Andres, John Hunisak, and Richard Turner gracefully links Florentine architecture, sculpture, and painting to the rich social fabric and the dramatic political life of the city. Woven into this compelling history is the most luxurious and comprehensive visual documentation available of Florence's unrivaled treasures. More than 700 color images and another 854 duotones and architectural drawings have been reproduced with a meticulous care worthy of the Renaissance craft tradition. Joining visual beauty with intellectual rigor in a fashion that truly invokes the spirit of this great city, The Art of Florence presents as rich a vision of human creativity as we can find anywhere outside Florence itself.

From Publishers Weekly: Florence is the city of Michelangelo, Leonardo, Dante, Masaccio, Botticelli, Giotto, Cellini and Machiavelli. This mammoth, two-volume survey lets one trace the shifting styles of Florentine painting, sculpture and architecture amid crosscurrents of political turmoil, Renaissance thought, princely patronage, commerce, wars, plague. It would be hard to match this opulent set for comprehensive detail or wealth of illustration. Among the 1553 plates (nearly half in color) are photographs, sketches, plans and hundreds of full-page reproductions. The text is designed to appeal to lay readers as well as to specialists. It brings Renaissance giants down to human proportions as it follows the rise of Florence from mercantile center to militant republic and to its late 16th-century decline foreshadowed by mannerism in the arts. The authors are art professors--Andres and Hunisak at Middlebury College, Turner at NYU; photographer Okamura's credits include The Vatican Frescoes of Michelangelo.
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Title: The Art of Florence [2 volumes]
Publisher: Artabras
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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