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PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA
Jacqueline Guillaud
0517571110
November 22, 1988
Hardcover
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Piero Della Francesca
Ronald Lightbrown
1558591680
March 1992
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Among the key artists of the early Renaissance period, Piero created work with an abiding resonance for the modern sensibility. In his sumptuously illustrated text, art scholar Lightbown ( Botticelli , Abbeville, 1989) subjects the master's oeuvre to a profoundly rewarding scrutiny out of which emerges a wealth of original formal and iconographic observations and insights. Joining meticulous descriptive analysis to a masterful comprehension of the documentary evidence, the author provocatively reconsiders the chronology of some of the artist's most famous paintings, then explicates with equal originality Piero's employment of perspective. Lightbown makes critical observations about the placement, function, medium, and condition of the works. This close study does not, however, slight contextual problems of...


Piero Della Francesca: The Flagellation
Della Francesca Piero
0226469581
June 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
"Lavin's study of the Pierro della Francesca "Flagellation" at Urbino, as befits this exquisite masterpiece, is a model of lucid and precise exposition as well as being an exciting exercise of scholarship. Informed with the intellectual rigour of Scholastic exegesis, it deserves to be placed with the classic readings of fifteenth and sixteenth century works by Erwin Panofsky and Edgar Wind."--Spectator

"[Lavin] leaves the picture more wondrous than before, a simultaneous triumph of the theological and biographical, as well as pictorial, imagination."--Rackstraw Downes, New York Times Book Review




Piero Della Francesca: A Mathematician's Art
Judith Veronica Field
0300103425
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Piero della Francesca, one of the greatest painters of the fifteenth century, was also an accomplished mathematician. This book—the first combined study of Piero’s work as a mathematician and as a painter—explores the connections between these two activities and thus enhances our understanding of both his paintings and his writings.
J. V. Field begins by describing Piero’s education, family background, and training as a painter. The book then examines the strong sense of three-dimensional form shown in his art and the abstract solid geometry discussed in his writings. Field next considers Piero’s treatise on perspective and paintings that exemplify the prescriptions it provides and assesses the optical or pictorial “rules” Piero followed as a painter. Piero is identified as...


Piero della Francesca
Carlo Bertelli
0300057032


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From Library Journal
Bertelli's densely reasoned monographic study of the early Renaissance master Piero della Francesca proffers a plethora of provocative but not equally compelling insights into the artist's life, work, and style. Not only has he convincingly reconstructed Piero's probable peregrinations, the plausible chronology of his paintings, and their manifold sources and stylistic links, but he also provides a wealth of significant insights into crucial masterpieces and the painter's writings on mathematics and perspective. A comprehensive but far from exhaustive catalog of the surviving paintings helps round out the text's lacunae. An excellent complement to Bertelli's work is Ronald Lightbown's Piero della Francesca ( LJ 7/92). While scholars will need to ponder the somewhat divergent conclusions of both authors, general...


From Filippo Lippi to Piero Della Francesca
Keith Christiansen
0300107161
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this fascinating book, Fra Carnevale—heretofore a mysterious, quasi-legendary figure—emerges as a well-defined and pivotal artist in Renaissance Florence. In presenting their case, the authors take the reader from the workshop of Filippo Lippi in Florence to Urbino, capital of Federico da Montefeltro’s duchy in the region of the Marches. It was a road most memorably traveled by Piero della Francesca, who worked in Florence in 1439 and became Federico’s favorite artist. This book shows that other lesser known artists like Fra Carnevale also took the same path.
Among the many other artists—painters and sculptors—crucial to Fra Carnevale’s formation and discussed in this volume are Domenico Veneziano, Luca della Robbia, Pesellino, and Agostino di Duccio. Essays by Keith...


The Culture of San Sepolcro During the Youth of Piero Della Francesca
James R. Banker
0472113011
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The paintings of Piero della Francesca have remained intriguing because of their distinctive three-dimensional space and unemotional figures, but the artist himself remains a mystery. Curiously, his activities were not confined to painting. He wrote treatises on perspective, commercial arithmetic, and geometry, all without ever settling in any of the centers of great intellectual achievement. James R.Banker has unearthed previously undiscovered documents that make it possible for him to write a social biography of the artist that accounts for his early formation. The Culture of San Sepolcro during the Youth of Piero della Francesca examines the culture of the southeastern Tuscan town of Piero's youth. Analyses of San Sepolcro's political and social organization and its specific religious culture serve to enhance...


Piero Della Francesca: San Francesco, Arezzo
Marilyn Aronberg Lavin
0807613177
March 1994
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Italian Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca combined deep humanism and passionate faith in his most famous fresco cycle, The Legend of the True Cross , completed around 1466 in the Church of San Francesco in Arezzo. His narrative scenes dealing with the death of Adam, the Annunciation, Sheba and Solomon, Emperor Constantine's vision on the eve of a battle and so forth transformed popular fables into "heroic myths" about the triumph of Christianity over paganism, as art historian Lavin notes in this erudite monograph which reproduces the entire fresco cycle. The author, who has taught at Yale and Princeton, deciphers the cycle's political overtones, for example, its allusions to Italian princes' concern about the ever-increasing danger posed by the Ottoman empire. Lavin also analyzes the qualities that make...


The Cambridge Companion to Piero Della Francesca
Jeryldene M. Wood
0521652545
June 2002
Hardcover
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Review
'Jeryldene Wood, offers a balanced overview of Piero and a strong essay setting the Arezzo frescos in their local Franciscan context ... many of this volume's sixty-two pages of notes reflect literature that has appeared since the 1992 'Piero year', and these references also stand as invaluable companions.' Burlington Magazine

Review
"The Cambridge University Press is to be congratulated for making available in English these fine studies of great and influential early Italian Renaissance artists...will be the standard by which other works on these artists will be judged." Aaron W. Godfrey, Stony Brook University

"A wide-ranging and stimulating compendium. [Essays] are written by eminent scholars and yield a rich picture of Piero's life and art." Confraternitas

"Authors have...



Piero Della Francesca
Roberto Longhi
1878818775
January 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Among the most significant achievements of the great Italian art historian, critic, and connoisseur Longhi (1890-1970) is his pioneering study of early Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca. The book was published in 1927 and refurbished by the author in 1950 and 1962, but Longhi's often daunting Italian has until now resisted satisfactory translation. Tabbat, who also contributed to the translation of Longhi's Three Studies, has not only made this provocative and mesmerizing work available to an English-language readership but also most intelligently updated the author's scholarship and illuminated his methodology. Nevertheless, the almost exclusively formalistic approach employed by Longhi in his scrutiny of Piero's work and the evocative and sometimes elusive style of his exposition will almost...


The Cambridge Companion to Piero Della Francesca
Jeryldene M. Wood
0521654726
May 2002
Paperback
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Review
'Jeryldene Wood, offers a balanced overview of Piero and a strong essay setting the Arezzo frescos in their local Franciscan context ... many of this volume's sixty-two pages of notes reflect literature that has appeared since the 1992 'Piero year', and these references also stand as invaluable companions.' Burlington Magazine

Review
"The Cambridge University Press is to be congratulated for making available in English these fine studies of great and influential early Italian Renaissance artists...will be the standard by which other works on these artists will be judged." Aaron W. Godfrey, Stony Brook University

"A wide-ranging and stimulating compendium. [Essays] are written by eminent scholars and yield a rich picture of Piero's life and art." Confraternitas

"Authors have...



Piero Della Francesca Trail
John Wyndham Wyndham Pope-Hennessy
1892145138
January 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Art historian Pope-Hennessy was one of the world's foremost authorities on Italian Renaissance art. In 1993, two years before his death, he released this slim volume, which opens with the following sentiment: "There comes a point in life when the artists one has known cease to be objects of research and become friends." He offers here the life of della Francesca, along with a guide to his work buttressed with 52 color illustrations. As a bonus, this also includes Aldous Huxley's 1938 essay The Best Picture, which inspired Pope-Hennessy to study the artist. Gorgeous. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
More personal and sophisticated than a standard guidebook, this essential guide to the Piero masterpieces provides a rare glimpse of...


Della Francesca, Piero A&I
Marilyn Aronberg Aronberg Lavin
0714838527
March 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Known for his sculptural use of light, Piero della Francesca created works that are a perfect confluence of the underpinnings of the RenaissanceAby someone who helped invent it. Calvesi presents up-to-date scholarship in the reassessment of Piero based on recent archive discoveries and restorations of paintings, including the Arezzo Frescoes. He provides careful descriptive analysis of the major works with attention to biography and development, achievement, historical circumstance, philosophy, and influences on and by the artist. The second section contains full color plates and is insightful for its portrayal of iconographic images in such works as the "Misericordia Polyptych," reproducing this important work in its entirety. The catalog of works preceding the final extensive bibliography illustrates each...


The Enigma of Piero: Piero della Francesca
Carlo Ginzburg, et al
1859847315
December 2000
Hardcover
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The Village Voice
A cerebral detective story that uncovers the still pertinent bond between power and art. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Hugh Trevor Roper, The Listener
An excellent translation of a brilliant and stimulating thesis, well produced and richly illustrated. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Piero Della Francesca
Pietro Allegretti (Editor)
0847828107
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The Rizzoli Art Classics series brings you Piero della Francesca, Titian, Caravaggio, and Velázquez, all in beautifully illustrated monographs, offering high-quality reproductions in compact, accessible volumes. These books feature a literary introduction by a renowned art historian, a thoroughly researched essay, and captions describing the artist's most famous canvases. A useful appendix section includes an extensive chronology of the artist's life and important historical events of his time; a compilation of writings by well-known historians, insight into each painter's stylistic development; a geographical table detailing the location of each painting in the book; and a concise bibliography with suggested further readings.With authoritative text by leading art historians, these lavishly illustrated editions...


Piero Della Francesca: The Frescoes of San Francesco in Arezzo
Anna Maria Maetzke (Editor)
8884910234
January 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Bertelli's densely reasoned monographic study of the early Renaissance master Piero della Francesca proffers a plethora of provocative but not equally compelling insights into the artist's life, work, and style. Not only has he convincingly reconstructed Piero's probable peregrinations, the plausible chronology of his paintings, and their manifold sources and stylistic links, but he also provides a wealth of significant insights into crucial masterpieces and the painter's writings on mathematics and perspective. A comprehensive but far from exhaustive catalog of the surviving paintings helps round out the text's lacunae. An excellent complement to Bertelli's work is Ronald Lightbown's Piero della Francesca ( LJ 7/92). While scholars will need to ponder the somewhat divergent conclusions of both authors, general...


Remembering Piero
Alice Heard Williams
1420805967
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Piero Della Francesca
Alessandro Angelini
1878351044
January 1985
Textbook Paperback
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