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Domenico Ghirlandaio : Artist and Artisan Hardcover – April 10, 2001

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While he does not attain the evocative nuances of his Florentine contemporaries Botticelli and Lippi, Ghirlandaio produced a body of work both celebrated and estimable. Cadogan (fine arts, Trinity Coll.) was the longtime Charles and Elenor Lamont Cunningham Curator of European Paintings at the Wadsworth Atheneum, and her mighty volume is a compelling reconstruction of both the artist's life and his oeuvre. Central to her study is a lengthy and perceptive examination of the master's stylistic development constructed around vigorous and subtle formal analyses, a deep acquaintance with documentary sources, and an obviously masterful knowledge of the artistic and artisanal ambience in which the artist labored. Cadogan also thoughtfully scrutinizes the drawings: their role in the master's creative process, their stylistic structure, and their relation to the quattrocento graphic context. These considerations are complemented by an elaborate and exacting catalogue raisonn?, comprehensive illustrations, and a gathering of documents in Latin and Italian. A definite desideratum for scholarly collections concerned with Renaissance art. Robert Cahn, Fashion Inst. of Technology, New York
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. . .[L]avish illustrations. . .text-scholarly but jargon-free and perfectly approachable. -- Blake Gopnik, Washington Post Book World

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (April 10, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300087209
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300087208
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 10 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,399,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lillie M. Grace on August 7, 2010
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This book arrived in the condition stated and in a prompt fashion. I could not be more pleased with the seller. I have read it cover to cover and it was a definitive book of the subject of Domenico Ghirlandaio and the fifteenth century art world as practiced by Ghirlandaio.
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