2015 · Washington
by Hirschauer, Gretchen A. and Dennis Geronimus et al.
Washington: National Gallery of Art / Galleria Degli Uffizi / Lund Humphries, 2015. Paperback. VG. Color-illustrated softcover with french flaps and white lettering. viii, 248 pp. Profusely illustrated, mainly in color. Issued in conjunction with several 2015 exhibitions of artwork by Florentine Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo (1462-1522). "This generously illustrated volume features forty-five paintings by Piero di Cosimo that span his career, with many comparative images to help readers to appreciate his achievements more fully. In essays and individual catalog entries, the authors introduce Piero's life and career, discuss the art of his time, his religious works and mythologies, his portraits, and his interest in the natural world. A technical study of Piero's painting technique reflects extensive new research and examinations (nine paintings have recently undergone major restoration treatments); and a closing essay presents the first account of how Piero's art found its way into American collections. [This book] promotes a fresh understanding of the lively intellectual, poetic, and artistic talent of this illustrious master." -front flap.
(Inventory #: 166450)