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Fra Filippo Lippi: Life and Work

Ruda, Jeffrey

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ISBN 10: 0714838896 / ISBN 13: 9780714838892
Published by Phaidon Inc Ltd, London, 1993
Condition: As New Soft cover
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Lippi (ca. 1406-1469) was one of the truly great artists of the early Italian Renaissance. "His intensely personal, richly expressive characters are a strong, compelling revelation of Renaissance attitudes toward human experience." Look at his paintings: these aren't melon-heads like some other early painters, Lippi paints people with lives and people with joys and sorrows. Great painter, indeed. And this is an elegant introduction to -- or refresher of -- his superior art. Highly recommended. Bookseller Inventory # 100201

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Title: Fra Filippo Lippi: Life and Work

Publisher: Phaidon Inc Ltd, London

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Paper Back with Flaps

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good DJ with Mylar Cover

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Fra Filippo Lippi (c.1406-69) is one of the greatest artists of the early Renaissance in Italy. A pioneer of psychological realism, he developed unique and daring means of representation, discarding medieval traditions about the role of colour in painting. His intensely personal, richly expressive characters are a compelling revelation of Renaissance attitudes towards human experience. Jeffrey Ruda's work, first published in 1993, was the first full-scale study of Lippi to be published for many years, and provided an important reassessment of his life and work. It also attempted to define the nature of Lippi's greatness as a portrayer of the subtleties of human feeling, and to place his achievement in the wider context of early Renaissance art. Ruda's landmark survey - still an invaluable work of reference - is now being reissued in an abridged paperback format, so that those who do not require the full art-historical analysis of the original catalogue section can enjoy its beautiful colour plates and fascinating narrative text at an amazingly competitive price.

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Fra Filippo Lippi (1406-1469), an Italian Renaissance artist, was a pioneer of psychological realism. An abridged edition of the 1993 full-scale study of Lippi, this volume presents the full catalogue abbreviated to a reference checklist. The narrative remains largely unchanged.

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