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Fra Filippo Lippi (c. 1406 -- 69) is one of the greatest artists of the early Renaissance in Italy. A pioneer of psychological realism, he developed unique and daring means of representation, discarding medieval traditions about the role of colour in painting. His intensely personal, richly expressive characters are a compelling revelation of Renaissance attitudes towards human experience.
Jeffrey Ruda's work, first published in 1993, was the first full-scale study of Lippi to be published for many years, and provided an important reassessment of his life and work; it also attempted to define the nature of Lippi's greatness as a portrayer of the subtleties of human feeling, and to place his achievement in the wider context of early Renaissance art. Ruda's landmark survey -- still an invaluable work of reference -- is now being reissued in an abridged paperback format, so those who do not require the full art-historical analysis of the original catalogue section can enjoy its beautiful colour plates and fascinating narrative text at an amazingly competitive price.
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Studio: Phaidon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.77" Width: 10.42" Height: 2.38" Weight: 8.02 lbs.
Release Date Sep 16, 1999
Publisher Phaidon Press
ISBN 0714823627 ISBN13 9780714823621
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Fra Flippo Lippi (1406-69) was one of the greatest artist of the early Renaissance. He was a leading pioneer of psychological realism, and his richly expressive characters are a compelling revelation of renaissance attitudes towards human expierence.
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A complete study!! Jun 19, 2001
This book is THE definitive guide for anyone interested in Lippi. It not only is of stunning quality in terms of all the pictures photographs, but it is incredibly detailed with an incredible amount of information. A must read for any renaissance artist lover.
a true master Sep 10, 2000
A must for anyone that enjoys religious/mystical art.
Filippo Lippi's work has a great deal of depth and his use of colour is magical. He was a true master and visionary.