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Behind the Picture: Art and Evidence in the Italian Renaissance

Kemp, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0300071957 / ISBN 13: 9780300071955
Published by Yale Univ Pr, Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Behind the Picture: Art and Evidence in the ...

Publisher: Yale Univ Pr, Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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The Roman author Pliny tells the story--well known in the Renaissance--of famed Grecian painter Apelles hiding behind one of his pictures to overhear comments of viewers. Martin Kemp provides an introductory text on Italian Renaissance art that brings the period alive through a wealth of visual and written evidence and extensive quotations from original sources. 20 color and 100 b&w illustrations .

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"Spectacular Bodies" is curated by Martin Kemp, Professor of the History of Art at Oxford University, and Marina Wallace, Senior Lecturer, School of Graphic and Industrial Design at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, London.

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