Description - Giotto by Francesca Flores D'Arcais
The Italian great master, Giotto (1267-1337), ranks among the foremost creators of Italian art. Known for his revolutionary use of descriptive images, his works unveil new shades of beauty and richness with each viewing. This deluxe work leads the reader chronologically along Giotto's artistic path, with extensive and detailed views of his most important periods in Assisi, Padua and Florence. Organised around beautiful colour reproductions, the book aims to let Giotto's works speak for themselves, highlighting fascinating details thanksto the many photographs taken especially for this volume by Elio Ciol, one of Italy's top art photographers. This volume represents 24 Ore Cultura's long-standing commitment to fine art books. The Milan-based publisher has set high standards with books on subjects including Leonardo, Botticelli and the Medici Gardens; Giotto is the first of their series available in English to be directly distributed in New Zealand.
It features superb reproductions of Giotto's frescoes in Assisi, Padua and Florence, including the first full colour reproduction of the recently restored frescoes of Saint Francis in the Maddalena Chapel - making this the most sumptuous work on the Italian great to appear in several decades.
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(340mm x 289mm x mm)
Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
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Author Biography - Francesca Flores D'Arcais
Francesca Flores d'Arcais is a professor of medieval and modern art history at the School of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Verona, Italy. She is the author of a number of works and is a recognised expert on the work of Giotto. Elio Ciol (born 1929) has established his place over a long career one of Italy's pre-eminent art photographers. His work has won major international awards including the Kraszna Krausz, World Press Photo and Foto Padova prizes, and is held by institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, Victoria & Albert Museum (London) and the Musee de la Photographie (Charleroi).