Title: Drawings of Bronzino
Publisher: Yale University Press / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven / New York
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Type: Exhibition Catalogue
Tan cloth (hard cover) in mylar protected dust-jacket. 323 pages, with Appendices, Bibliography and Index; color illustrations. Stands as the definitive artist monograph on the famed Italian Mannerist painter. Combining important scholarly content and lavish illustrations, nearly all the sixty sheets known to be attributed to Bronzino are brought together in this book. A clean, tight copy in as new condition Size: Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 003698
Drawings by the great Italian Mannerist painter and poet Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) are extremely rare. This important and beautiful publication brings together for the first time nearly all of the sixty drawings attributed to this leading draftsman of the 16th century.
Each drawing is illustrated in color, discussed in detail, and shown with many comparative photographs. Bronzino's technical virtuosity as a draftsman and his mastery of anatomy and perspective are vividly apparent in each stroke of the chalk, pen, or brush. The younger generations of Florentine artists particularly admired Bronzino for his technical virtuosity as a painter, and Giorgio Vasari praised him for his powers as a disegnatore (designer and draftsman).
About the Author:
Carmen C. Bambach is Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Janet Cox-Rearick is Distinguished Professor Emerita, The Graduate Center, CUNY. George R. Goldner is Drue Heinz Chairman of the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Philippe Costamagna is Curator of the Musée Fesch, Ajaccio, Corsica. Marzia Faietti is Director of the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence. Elizabeth Pilliod is Professor, the State University of New Jersey-Camden.
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