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Synopsis: The first definitive biography of the master painter in more than a century, Titian: His Life is being hailed as a "landmark achievement" for critically acclaimed author Sheila Hale (Publishers Weekly). Brilliant in its interpretation of the 16th-century master's paintings, this monumental biography of Titian draws on contemporary accounts and recent art historical research and scholarship, some of it previously unpublished, providing an unparalleled portrait of the artist, as well as a fascinating rendering of Venice as a center of culture, commerce, and power. Sheila Hale's Titian is destined to be this century's authoritative text on the life of greatest painter of the Italian High Renaissance.
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Born in the mountains above Venice in the late fifteenth century, Tiziano Vecellio—or Titian—was the greatest painter of the Venetian High Renaissance. A poetic visionary and a technical master of oils, he painted everything, from frescoes and grand altarpieces to mythological stories and portraits—works described by his contemporaries as "mirrors of nature."
Sheila Hale's rich biography is the first since 1877 to examine all contemporary accounts of Titian's life and work as well as recent art historical scholarship, some of it previously unpublished. Her book charts the extraordinary transformation of Titian's style: from the radiant, minutely realized masterpieces of his youth, to the more freely painted work of his middle years, to the dark, tragic, sometimes terrifying visions of his old age. Drawing on the latest scientific examinations of his paintings, Hale seeks to explain the evolution of his methods and his art. In doing so, she also gives many different voices—from Titian's lifetime to today—free reign to explore, praise, and sometimes doubt his genius.
When Titian died in 1576, in his late eighties, he had spent the whole of his working life in Venice—the most celebrated city in Europe—traveling as little as possible despite the clamor for his presence at the great courts of the continent. He had witnessed wars, Ottoman invasions, and the rising Protestant threat to the Catholic Church. He had become the favored painter of both Charles V—the most powerful man in the world—and his son, Philip II of Spain, who became Titian's most important patron.
Sheila Hale's masterly biography presents Titian through the lens of the turbulent times in which he lived and explores how this innovative sixteenth-century master conveyed in his paintings a kind of truth that few other artists have been able to communicate, which has fascinated Titian's admirers and followers ever since.
Title: Titian: His Life
Publication Date: 2012
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Book Description Harper, New York, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 832 pp., Color illustrated. Dj edge worn with a closed tear at spine top. Bookseller Inventory # 003750
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Book Description Harper; HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st. xxiii, 832 pp.,  pp. of plates, illus. (some col.), maps, geneal. table, biblio., index; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First U.S. Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. A fine copy of the first printing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Collectible. Bookseller Inventory # 064646
Book Description Harper Collins, New York, 2012. Hard Cover. Book Condition: NF. Dust Jacket Condition: NF. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Octavo. Black boards quarterbound in a black backstrip with shiny gilt lettering on the spine. Light bumping at the head and tail of the spine. Colorful, pictorial endpapers with Titian artwork. Binding is straight and tight; pages are all clean, white, and crisp. 832 pages. Illustrated with two sections featuring beautiful color plates of Titian's work. Dust Jacket - has very slight rubbing at the rear corner of the head of the spine and at the tip of the upper rear corner - otherwise clean, bright, and sharp. Bookseller Inventory # 001245
Book Description Harper, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. Tight crisp book, unmarked but for remainder mark to top edge; in rubbed dust jaket ; 8.90 X 6.40 X 2.20 inches; 864 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 47837
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY, 2012. Hardcover. Black paper boards with black spine, gilt letters on spine, black & color illus. dust jacket, illus. flyleaves, 832 pp., color plates. Examines the life of Italian painter Tiziano Vecellio, or Titian (d. 1576). This biography "is the first since 1877 to examine all contemporary accounts of Titian's ife and work as well as recent art historical scholarship, some of it previously unpublished. [Hale's] book charts the extraordinary transformation of Titian's style: from the radiant, minutely realized masterpieces of his youth, to the more freely painted work of his middle years, to the dark, tragic, sometimes terrifying visions of his old age. Drawing on the latest scientific examinations of his paintings, Hale seeks to explain the evolution of his methods and his art. In doing so, she also gives many different voices -- from Titian's lifetime to today -- free reign to explore, praise, and sometimes doubt his genius." (dj). VG (DJ flap has a fold in it, otherwise clean.). Bookseller Inventory # 150456