Title: TIEPOLO: Heaven on Earth, Masterpieces of ...
Publisher: Prestel, New York
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: fine
Edition: First edition
4to. Mustard cloth with red spine titles. Illustrated end papers. 144 pages, with Chronology [compiled by )Rainer Schuster], Selected Bibliography, and Index of Illustrations. 179 illustrations, 100 in color. No names or marks. A crisp, bright, as new copy. Bookseller Inventory # 1168
Synopsis: This is a study of the frescos painted by Tiepolo for the Prince Bishop of Wurzburg in the Imperial Hall and staircase of the Bishop's Palace between 1750 and 1753. The book provides a history of fresco painting and discusses the intricacies, iconography and importance of each scene at Wurzburg, and their development from the sketches to the final work. It includes a description of the Wurtzburg Palace, details of relevant court ceremony, and the significance of the commission and its patron, as well as an illustrated chronology of Tiepolo's life and work.
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