Good in Good jacket. THIS ITEM IS LARGE/HEAVY AND MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING DJ is now wrapped in mylar, multiple creases and peeling of DJ on front and back covers, back cover of DJ has multiple smudges and stains, corners of book are bumped, binding is tight, no marks to text, black and white and color illustrations and reproductions, front free end paper shows tape residue as does back free end paper.
Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. Minor edge and corner wear; lightly scuffed and scratched; corners are gently bumped and rubbed; no dj; some light shelf wear; ex-library with the usual library markings; overall a nice used copy! Red cloth with white lettering on the spine. 174 historical and informative pages nicely enhanced by black and white and full-color illustrations! "Few painters have shaped posterity's image of a particular society against the background of its epoch as did Bronzino. If any single work of art can be said to crystallise the urbanity, luxury, elegantly-displayed erudition and even the cruelty of the Italian mid-sixteenth century it must surely be Bronzino's Allegory of Venus (Plate VIII). For all the spychological acuity of Raphael's portraits and the painterly sensuousness of Titan's, it is Bronzino's finest likenesses that we encounter that rare mesmeric illusion of temps retrouve which can overecome the disturbing sense of exclusion so often experienced before images of faces long since dead............."-----from the Introduction.
Color, b/w Illustrations. Near Fine in J Very Good jacket. New York: Harper & Row. 1981. F First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. "Few painters could be said to have shaped posterity's image of a particular society against the historical and social background as did Bronzino. His portraits, religious subjects and mythological scenes seem to crystallize the urbanity, luxury, elegant erudition and cruelty of the Italian mid-sixteenth century mannerist style. In this lucid and carefully researched study, Charles McCorquodale succeeds in presenting this difficult artist and his relationship to contemporary art in Florence in a manner that simultaneously unravels and dispels many of the misunderstandings of Bronzino's oeuvre. The author clearly shows that the artist's own claim to have been the last great painter of the Florentine Renaissance is fundamentally true; as a portraitist he stands amongst Titian, Rubens and Ingres; as a colorist his palette of radiant hues and deep tonality places his work within a category of sophistication unprecedented during the Renaissance and scarcely equaled since."
Very Good in Good dust jacket. Hardcover. 4to. Harper and Row. 1981. 174 pgs. DJ in G shape with shelf-wear, rubbing present to the DJ especially around the extremities. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-286; Icon editions; 4to 11"-13" tall; 174 pages.
This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside. This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition., 1400grams, ISBN: 0906379148.
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