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Tiepolo Pink

Calasso, Roberto

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ISBN 10: 0307267660 / ISBN 13: 9780307267665
Published by Alfed A. Knopf, New York, 2009
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Garrison House Books IOBA (Medina, OH, U.S.A.)

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Crisp, beautiful book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Pages and page edges are pristine. Dustjacket is likewise nice with no tears or chips and no price-clip. Only fault is a small light stain to title box on front cover. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. Book was translated from the Italian and is illustrated plentifully with color images and black and white drawings throughout. The subject is Giambattista Tiepolo, noted for his thirty three bizarre etchings. Most authors have declined to take them on, but Calasso made each one the subject of his book. The topics include blooming ephebes, female satyrs, Oriental sages, owls, snakes, death, time, numerous angels and more. 288 pages. Beautiful prose in English. Bookseller Inventory # 28225

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Tiepolo Pink

Publisher: Alfed A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First American Edition.

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Synopsis:

The eighteenth-century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo spent his life executing commissions in churches, palaces, and villas, often covering vast ceilings like those at the Würzburg Residenz in Germany and the Royal Palace in Madrid with frescoes that are among the glories of Western art. The life of an epoch swirled around him—but though his contemporaries appreciated and admired him, they failed to understand him.

Few have even attempted to tackle Tiepolo’s series of thirty-three bizarre and haunting etchings, the Capricci and the Scherzi, but Roberto Calasso rises to the challenge, interpreting them as chapters in a dark narrative that contains the secret of Tiepolo’s art. Blooming ephebes, female Satyrs, Oriental sages, owls, snakes: we will find them all, as well as Punchinello and Death, within the pages of this book, along with Venus, Time, Moses, numerous angels, Cleopatra, and Beatrice of Burgundy—a motley company always on the go.

Calasso makes clear that Tiepolo was more than a dazzling intermezzo in the history of painting. Rather, he represented a particular way of meeting the challenge of form: endowed with a fluid, seemingly effortless style, Tiepolo was the last incarnation of that peculiar Italian virtue sprezzatura, the art of not seeming artful.

About the Author:

Born in Florence, Roberto Calasso lives in Milan, where he is
publisher of Adelphi. He is the author of The Ruin of Kasch, The marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, which was the winner of the Prix Veillon and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and Ka.

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