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Giotto
Mike Venezia
0516215922
March 2000
Library Binding
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Giotto: The Scrovegni Chapel, Padua (Great Fresco Cycles of the Renaissance)

080761310X


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Giotto and the Orators
Michael Baxandall
0198171781
June 1971
Hardcover
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Book Description
This highly acclaimed volume examines the one firm bridge between the art of the humanists and the painters of the early Italian Renaissance: what Petrarch and other humanists wrote about painting. Baxandall surveys the main themes of their art criticism and describes how their language
conditioned their insights into painting. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Language Notes
Text: English, Greek, Latin


Giotto
Mike Venezia
0516270400
September 2000
Paperback
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Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Giotto and the Orators
Michael Baxandall
0198173873
Dec 1986
Paperback
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Book Description
This highly acclaimed volume examines the one firm bridge between the art of the humanists and the painters of the early Italian Renaissance: what Petrarch and other humanists wrote about painting. Baxandall surveys the main themes of their art criticism and describes how their language
conditioned their insights into painting.

Language Notes
Text: English, Greek, Latin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Painting in the Age of Giotto
Hayden B. J. Maginnis
0271020911
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Painting in the Age of Giotto is a revisionist account of central Italian painting in the period 1260-1370. The study is the first to discuss Giorgio Vasari's account of the "first age" of the Renaissance in his Lives and the character of the historiographical tradition that arose from that account. In opening the tradition to closer scrutiny, Hayden Maginnis explains the origins of many modern views regarding the period and the persistence of critical strategies and conventions that do not correspond to the historical realities. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Vasari's Lives of the Artists: Giotto, Masaccio, Fra Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian
Giorgio Vasari
0486441806
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
An instant success upon its publication in the mid-sixteenth century, Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists remains one of the principal resources for study of the art and artists of the Italian Renaissance. The Lives' colorful and detailed portraits of the most representative figures of Italian painting and sculpture trace the flowering of the Renaissance across three centuries. This single-volume edition of selections from Vasari's immense work profiles eight of the book's most noteworthy artists and includes an introduction, notes, and glossary; and woodcut portraits of each artist by Vasari himself.


Giotto's Hand
Iain Pears
0425173585
March 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Fine art, quirky characters and scenes set in Rome and an English country village add to the joys of Giotto's Hand."

Mercury News, San Jose, CA
"Whimsical...A sweet, art world 'cozy.'"

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Giotto to Durer
Jill Dunkerton
0300050828
May 1994
Paperback
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Rosary with Fra Angelico and Giotto
Domenico Marcucci
0818909749
March 2005
Paperback
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Giotto: The Arena Chapel Frescoes
Giuseppe Basile (Editor)
0500236674


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From Publishers Weekly
The luminous frescoes depicting the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary that Giotto painted in the Arena Chapel in Padua are among the greatest works in Italian art. This splendid volume, the fruit of an ongoing restoration project, reproduces all the frescoes in plates that convey their muted yet glorious colors, their commanding tension and sense of drama. Basile, who heads the Chapel's conservation efforts, explores how Giotto set up a complex system of cross-references: the seven Vices and seven Virtues correspond to each other across the nave in paired opposites, and the narrative sequence of the frescoes, completed by 1306, culminates in a powerful Last Judgment scene. He also investigates Giotto's eclectic sources, which include the Apocryphal Gospels and a popular 13th-century lives of the saints. Copyright...


A Boy Named Giotto
Paolo Guarnieri
0374309310
Oct 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
"In the pasture, instead of keeping watch over the flock, Giotto spends his time sketching." He may not be much of a shepherd, but this talented 8-year-old boy doesn't have to remain one for long; after timidly introducing himself to the painter Cimabue, he becomes the Florentine painter's protégé--and before long Cimabue looks at Giotto's work and thinks, "the pupil has outdone the master." The present tense lends immense vitality to this simple exercise in biography, written by Italian art critic Paolo Guarnieri and translated by Jonathan Galassi. The lively, immediate story is perfectly matched by the stunning paintings of Guarnieri's wife, Bimba Landmann, which imitate the style of the great pre-Renaissance master while maintaining their own absolutely modern flavor. Children who find themselves absorbed in...


Giotto, the Arena Chapel Frescoes
James H. Stubblebine
0393314065
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Giotto
S. Zuffi
1874044090
January 1996
Hardcover
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Vikings & Their Origins: Scandinavia in the First Millennium
David A. Wilson
0500275424
June 1989
Paperback
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Giotto's Hand
Iain Pears
042518854X
March 2003
Paperback
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San Jose Mercury News
A whimsical take on the scruples of the art trade, on English food and plumbing and on Italian bureaucracy.

Mercury News, San Jose, CA
"Whimsical...A sweet, art world 'cozy.'" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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From Giotto to Cezanne
Michael Levey
0500200246
Feb 1985
Paperback
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Giotto
Francesca Flores D'Arcais
1558597743
October 1995
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This ravishing album combines a scholarly text with 200 superb color reproductions and 150 black-and-white illustrations representing all phases of Giotto's career. D'Arcais, a University of Verona art history professor, believes that the tensions in the Florentine painter's works reflect the medieval theological battle between those who emphasized Christ's humanity and those who centered on his divinity. Tracking Giotto's sojourns in Assisi, Rome, Naples, Rimini and Padua, and systematically commenting on his fresco cycles, individual masterpieces and architectural commissions, she deems him a revolutionary innovator not only because of his illusionistic space and his "avant-garde" use of color but also for his emotional candor and his attention to the minute particulars of everyday life. A magnificent gift...


Italian Frescoes: The Age of Giotto, 1280-1400
Joachim Poeschke
0789208636
September 2005
Hardcover
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Visualizing Boccaccio: Studies on Illustrations of the Decameron, from Giotto to Pasolini
Jill M. Ricketts
0521496004
March 1997
Hardcover
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Review
"...a book rich in enlightening analysis of visual detail and eager to assess the symbolic weight of such intangibles as color and form..." Choice

"Ricketts has set out to write an ambitious book, covering some six centuries and a variety of literary and visual forms. Its topic is important and its approach is potentially illuminating." Envoi

...very insightful analysis, especially of the visual art, which ranges from the paintings of Giotto and Bruegel and some anonymous fifteenth-century French manuscript illustrations to Pasolini's film, Decamerone." Studies in Iconography

"As rich and multi-faceted as the works of Boccaccio are, it is not surprising that they have been the impetus for hundreds of studies over several centuries." MANUSCRIPTA Vol 42 1998 Historical Review Dec 2001

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Giotto: The Founder of Renaissance Art--His Life in Paintings
DK Publishing
0789448513


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Book Description
The artist who influence the whole of the Italian Renaissance, of whom Vasari wrote "Giotto restored the link between art and nature." The DK ArtBook series presents both the life and works of each artist within the cultural, social, and political context of their time. To make the books easy to consult, they are divided into three areas -- the life and works of the artist, historical and cultural background, and analysis of major works -- which are identifiable by side bands. Each spread focuses on a specific theme, with an introductory text and several annotated illustrations. Few art history texts contain such abundance of full-color illustrations. The index section is also illustrated and gives background information on key figures and the location of the artist's works.

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