Item description for Botticelli by Frank Zollner...
Featuring more than two hundred full-color illustrations, this opulent celebration of the life and art of the Renaissance genius covers Sandro Botticelli's complete paintings.
Botticelli is one of the most beloved figures of the Renaissance period and his seductive Venus and graceful Primavera are among the world's most recognizable works of art. This large-format catalogue raisonn of Botticelli's paintings by the distinguished Renaissance art historian Frank Zllner is highlighted by meticulous scholarship and breathtaking illustrations. Presented in chronological order, the facts of Botticelli's life and career are insightfully discussed against the background of the artistic upheaval that marked the Renaissance period. The artist's reinterpretations of ancient myths as well as his religious paintings are thoughtfully explored in this sumptuously illustrated volume, which make this a comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date study that will please scholars and delight lovers of fine books everywhere.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 18.11" Width: 13.07" Height: 2.36" Weight: 11.99 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2005
Publisher Prestel Publishing
ISBN 3791332724 ISBN13 9783791332727
Availability 0 units.
More About Frank Zollner
The authors: Frank Zollner wrote his doctoral theses on artistic and architectural theory (1987) and Leonardo Da Vinci (1996). He has written numerous publications on the art and artistic theory of the Renaissance and on Paul Klee. Since 1996 he has been Professor of Renaissance and Modern Art at Leipzig University. For TASCHEN he has authored the XL monographs on Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Johannes Nathan studied art history at New York University and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1995 with a dissertation on the working methods of Leonardo da Vinci. He has taught at New York University and at the University of Berne, Switzerland, and is the author of a range of publications on the art of the Italian Renaissance.
Reviews - What do customers think about Botticelli?
Gret masterpieces of a great artist Apr 22, 2008
This book is just great, I always loved the works of Boticelli and will always adore this book form now on. Probably it's too big some may say, but the prints look perfect, with the best quality I could ever imagine. The paper needless to say is just fabulous too. For true collectors of painting art this is highly recommended! Enjoy!
Poor Oct 31, 2007
I must disagree with one of the previous reviewers who said that the quality of the photographs were good. For a book of this size and hence, I assume, quality, they are really terribly poor. If you are not sure what I am talking about, just compare it to the gigantic tome on Leonardo Da Vinci from Taschen, which comes at about the same price, is about three times as thick, and has truly incredible reproductions where every crackle in the paint is visible. On the other hand, the Botticellis seems slightly out of focus so that you do not get a feel of the quality of the paint. Look before you buy.
Absolutly great book May 9, 2007
The quality of photos of the paintings is very good. The book is a bit oversized so it may not fit most bookshelfs but for art lovers it is a must have.
Wondorous Pictures Dec 7, 2005
Turgid German scholarship locked into tracing classical sources cannot conceive the creative brilliance which is such a feature of Florentine Renaissance art, surpassing all others. Moreover, thoroughness is a means, not a virtue. The illustrations, by contrast, are brilliant.