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Botticelli: Life and Work

Lightbown, Ronald

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ISBN 10: 0896599310 / ISBN 13: 9780896599314
Published by Abbeville Press 1989-10-20, US, 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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336 pages, lavishly illustrated throughout in full color. Large heavy volume. Minor shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Record # 462856. Bookseller Inventory # 462856

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Title: Botticelli: Life and Work

Publisher: Abbeville Press 1989-10-20, US

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Every aspect of Botticelli's work--his devotional and secular art, portraits, illustrations, and depictions of classical myth--are examined with a text that is a perfect complement to the magnificent art. 350 illustrations, 250 in full color.

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"There is no more radiant picture in European art than this," writes Lightbown of Botticelli's Birth of Venus . That painting, as well as the Primavera and other Botticelli masterpieces, have been newly cleaned in the past decade, so the radiance of their reproductions dazzle in this expanded revision of Lightbown's 1978 monograph. An absorbing text, fresh photographs of every autograph work and marvelous enlarged details of the cleaned ones situate the Florentine innovator in the hothouse of 15th-century politics and Renaissance culture. How did Botticelli break away from the Gothic style of his mentors to achieve his powerful, plastic idiom? By painful trial and error, Lightbown demonstrates. This British expert on Renaissance painting discusses Botticelli's remarkable portraits (only eight or so survive), his religious visions and the agitated energy of his almost hallucinatory drawings for Dante's Divine Comedy. All students of Botticelli should own this resplendent volume.
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