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Fra Angelico
Laurence Kanter
0300111401
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This beautiful book, published in conjunction with the first major exhibition of Fra Angelico’s work since the cinquecentenary exhibition of 1955 in Florence, will feature more than seventy paintings, drawings, and manuscript illuminations covering all periods of the artist’s career, from round 1410 to 1455. Also included will be fifty selected works by his assistants and closest followers.
Fra Angelico (“the angelic friar”; ca. 1390/95–1455) was one of Renaissance Florence’s leading painters. In addition to his celebrated altarpieces and frescos in Florence, Fiesole, Cortona, Perugia, and Rome, Fra Angelico also  completed many masterpieces on a small scale. His predella panels, the small narrative scenes included beneath large altarpieces, are among the most innovative...


Fra Angelico
John T. Spike
0789203227
March 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
In this sumptuous, scholarly volume, the life of Dominican friar and artist Fra Angelico (1400-55) is presented in the context of his work. Spike (Massaccio, LJ 6/1/96) divides his book into three sections: life and work, color plates (with commentary), and a black-and-white catalog. He records the influences that shaped Angelico's life and work, notably the emergence of the Humanists, the Council of Florence (1440), Cosimo de' Medici, and the library at San Marco, and also presents important original findings on Angelico's fresco cycles in the cloister of San Marco, Florence. Recent investigations of others, including Georges Didi-Huberman's Fra Angelico: Dissemblance and Figuration (LJ 2/1/96), are carefully referenced in the footnoted text. While there is not yet a catalogue raisonee, this difficult but...


Color Your Own Angels in Art Masterpieces
Marty Noble
0486430383
November 2003
Coloring Book
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Book Description
These captivating reproductions of angels in art are irresistible, even for adults. The 30 meticulously recreated black-and-white renderings feature magnificent paintings by such Renaissance masters as Botticelli, Raphael, and Fra Angelico, as well as brilliant 17th- to 20th-century artists (Bouguereau, Evelyn de Morgan, Burne-Jones, and others). All are shown in full color on the covers, so you can follow the artists' original schemes or choose your own palette. Captions identify each work of art.


Fra Angelico at San Marco
William Hood
0300057342
Apr 1993
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Sponsored by the Medici, Fra Angelico's paintings for the priory of San Marco are among the foremost monuments in early Renaissance Florence. This extraordinary cycle, though stylistically au courant, emerges out of a tradition of sacred subject matter favored by the artist's Observant Dominican order. Hood's masterful study persuasively reconstructs the link between the paintings and the institutional spirituality articulated in the order's liturgical habits and literary traditions. While rejecting the notion of a unified iconographic program, the author ably demonstrates the formal and didactic intentions that underlie Angelico's artistic and intellectual choices. Hood's profound understanding of the Observants' religious mentality and its committed expression in the artist's work are complemented by a...


The Renaissance Art Book
Wenda Brewster O'Reilly
1889613037
July 1901
Paperback
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Book Description
This 76-page full-color book details the lives of 5 great Renaissance artists including da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Fra Angelico, and Botticelli.


Fra Angelico: Dissemblance and Figuration
Georges Didi-Huberman
0226148130
October 1995
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Fra Angelico, a Dominican monk, covered the walls of the Church of San Marco in Florence with elegant frescoes from 1440 to 1452. These two books treat those paintings in different ways, adding to their mystery and reality. Hood's presentation in Braziller's series provides a basis for understanding the paintings and the artist who produced them. In this two-part book, the introductory first part is divided into four sections, covering the architecture of the church and cloister; biographical background on the artist; information on the frescoes and their placement, which reveal the political climate of the day; and Fra Angelico's virtuosity and technical ability. The second part contains full-page color plates and commentaries on the frescoes. Hood acknowledges that French scholar Didi-Huberman was the first to...


100 Great Artists
Charlotte Gerlings
0517227231
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
From Fra Angelico to Francisco Zurbaran, from the masters of the Renaissance to the abstract expressionists, this lavishly illustrated volume showcases the most influential Western artists from 800 years of art history, including:

• Michelangelo
• Salvador Dali
• Mary Cassatt
• Edgar Degas
• Pablo Picasso


Fra Angelico
Christopher Lloyd
0714827851
Aug 1998
Paperback
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How Fra Angelico and Signorelli Saw the End of the World
Creighton E. Gilbert
0271021403
August 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The frescoes of the Cappella Nuova in the Cathedral of Orvieto have fascinated visitors from Michelangelo to Freud and Czelow Milosz because of their dramatic portrayal of the end of the world and the Last Judgment. Creighton Gilbert’s study draws on previously overlooked documents to explain the commissioning of this extraordinary cycle of paintings, begun by Fra Angelico in the 1400s and completed almost a half-century later by Luca Signorelli. In contrast to most other art historians, who ascribe the iconographic and formal structure of the paintings to Signorelli, Gilbert contends that his predecessor, Fra Angelico, devised the entire program of decoration. Gilbert also situates the cycle in the contexts of liturgical practice, humanistic studies, and the rich body of texts and images shaping the Renaissance...


Signorelli and Fra Angelico at Orvieto
Sara Nair James
0754608131
Nov 2003
Hardcover
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Rosary with Fra Angelico and Giotto
Domenico Marcucci
0818909749
March 2005
Paperback
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Angels
Nancy Grubb
0789204037
June 1997
Hardcover
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The Annunciation
Fra Angelico
0764159321
Feb 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Fra Angelico’s magnificent painting of the Annunciation to the Virgin can be seen today at the San Marco Museum in Florence, Italy. A beautiful reproduction of the memorable Italian Renaissance painting is presented and described in this attractive miniature book, which does double duty as a framed picture! The front cover shows the painting in a faithful, miniaturized full-color reproduction, and the book’s extra-sturdy slipcase is designed so it can be used as a picture frame. The slipcase can be stood up on a desk or tabletop with a pull-out tab, to present a framed picture. A second tab serves for those who prefer to use their Miniature Art Book as a wall hanging. But taken out of its slipcase, the book features 21 pages of color-illustrated text on glossy, card stock. The artist’s life...


Rediscovering Fra Angelico: A Fragmentary History
Angelico
0894679503
August 2002
Paperback
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Fra Angelico
William Hood
0807613932
Oct 1995
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Fra Angelico, a Dominican monk, covered the walls of the Church of San Marco in Florence with elegant frescoes from 1440 to 1452. These two books treat those paintings in different ways, adding to their mystery and reality. Hood's presentation in Braziller's series provides a basis for understanding the paintings and the artist who produced them. In this two-part book, the introductory first part is divided into four sections, covering the architecture of the church and cloister; biographical background on the artist; information on the frescoes and their placement, which reveal the political climate of the day; and Fra Angelico's virtuosity and technical ability. The second part contains full-page color plates and commentaries on the frescoes. Hood acknowledges that French scholar Didi-Huberman was the first to...


Through the Mysteries of Light with Giotto and Fra Angelico
Edmund C. Lane
0818909501
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Paintings in the Louvre
Lawrence Gowing
1556700075
June 1994
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Though many cities boast impressive art collections, Paris's Louvre is the art museum, and this 1987 title gathers more than 800 of its most famous items spanning 500 years of European art. LJ's reviewer found Gowing's text slightly prejudiced (LJ 1/88), but the hundreds of illustrations are simply stunning. As its original incarnation sold for $85, even at $50 this is a good buy.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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