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Caravaggio

Spike, John T.; Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi Da; Spike, Michele K.

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ISBN 10: 0789210592 / ISBN 13: 9780789210593
Published by Abbeville, NY
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NO FINER COPY EXISTS. // NEW BOOK and DJ, both in GIFT-quality MINT condition, and, with new Mylar protection. // Black clothbound hardcover, 280 pages, illustrated. // Includes a CD-ROM featuring an updated, comprehensive, searchable catalogue of works by, and attributed to, Caravaggio. Size: Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 007909

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Title: Caravaggio

Publisher: Abbeville, NY

Binding: Clothbound Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Edition: Second Revised Edition.

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In an engaging and informed text, John T. Spike explores in detail Caravaggio's scandalous life and provocative work. Placing Caravaggio within the broad panorama of society and ideas at the turn of the 17th century, the author sets a richly detailed stage for an artist who has been called "the first modern painter." Caravaggio (1571-1610) reflected in his canvases his own desires and spiritual crises to an extent no one ever had imagined possible, and he shocked his contemporaries by portraying the saints and virgins of Christianity with the faces and bodies of his companions and lovers in Rome's demimonde.

Accompanying the book is a critical catalog on CD-ROM in which all of Caravaggio's extant paintings, as well as lost and rejected works, are thoroughly described. Each entry specifies the work's medium, dimensions, location, and provenance, and provides an annotated bibliography of sources. Most of the entries conclude with a brief technical analysis. Much of this scientific data, of prime importance for attribution and dating, has not previously been published.

With its fresh insights, as well as judicious readings of the documents and the physical evidence of the paintings themselves, Caravaggio is the most thorough study on the artist to date, and it will no doubt remain a definitive monograph for many years to come.

This revised edition will include a new preface and updated bibliography.

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The Life & Times series tells the stories of those who have shaped our present and our past, from Beethoven to Curie, Dietrich to Wilde. Offering expert, eminently readable texts by distinguished authors, these beautifully designed books feature chronologies, full indices, and striking color photos and illustrations. Together, they form a superb modern library of biography.

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