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Edited by Carlo Bertelli and Anna Maria Maetzke. Texts by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin, Carlo Berteli, Maria Teresa Donati and Anna Maria Maetzke. Milano, 2001; hardback, pp. 340, 260 b/w and col. ill., cm 24x28. (Arte antica. Grandi libri). Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A breath- taking view of Piero della Francesca's frescoes of The Legend of the True Cross, the pictorial cycle painted by the artist in the basilica of San Francesco in Arezzo and known throughout the world as one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, shown for the first time after the long restoration.
The book presents for the first time the entire cycle of frescoes after the complex job of restoration documenting in detail each scene with spectacular close- up images. Recent restorations have infact made possible to evaluate on a closer basis the techniques used in the execution of the frescoes as well as the method with which the artist worked. The sense of harmony that spectator derives from the perfect co- ordination of attitudes, gestures and anatomy in every single scene, must have been the result of an exceedingly lengthy phase of study through preparatory sketches and drawings readied for each individual figure, done in such a way that each one occupies its own space, geometrically measurable, in careful relation to all the others, with a view to creating a scene with a powerful sense of illusion in which the miracle of light that reveals all offers a precise perception of the true and the natural. Fifteen long years to repair, recover and safeguard the fascinating stories that Piero painted in the mid- 15th century to illustrate the major episodes of the Legend of the True Cross, an iconographic theme quite widespread from the time of the Crusades up to the Renaissance and especially dear to the Franciscan friars.
About the Author: The authors are all world renowned experts of Italian Renaissance painting: Carlo Bertelli, visiting professor at the Universities of Berkeley, Geneve, Losanna, Venice and Milan, in 1999 gave the famous Mellon Lectures at National Gallery in Washington. His previous book Piero della Francesca (translated by Edward Farrelly, Yale University Press, 1992) has been a great success and it is sold out. Anna Maria Maetzke, is superintendent of Arezzo and leading expert on Piero della Francesca. Marilyn Aronberg Lavin teaches at Princeton University. She has written several books on Italian Renaissance painting and Piero della Francesca. Her book The Place of Narrative: Mural Painting in Italian Churches, 431-1600 AD has won the Chicago Women in Publishing award competition in 1991.
Titel: Piero della Francesca. The Legend of the ...
Buchbeschreibung Milano, 2001 278 pp. Col. & b./w. ills. Hardcover, d./j.Texts by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin, Carlo Berteli, Maria Teresa Donati, and Anna Maria Maetzke. Artikel-Nr. 266570
Buchbeschreibung Skira Milano, 2001. 4°, 278 S., zahlreiche Abb. OLwd. mit OU Schönes Exemplar Versand von Zürich aus möglich. Zahlung mit CH- Einzahlungsschein. Artikel-Nr. 83124
Buchbeschreibung Milan: ., 2001. 280pp with197 colour and 3 monochrome plates 8 colour and 26 monochrome illustrations plus 9 figure illustrations. Cloth 29x25cms. ISBN: 8884910234. Focused study on the recently restored fresco cycle, which has revealed new information about techniques appliedEnglish. Artikel-Nr. 074173