"Detailed plans and descriptions set the projects before us as never before, bringing home masterpieces that in some cases can only be seen with difficulty in out-of-the-way places. The second volume is eagerly awaited." - Chicago Tribune Italian Frescoes: The Early Renaissance captures the magnificence of religious painting between 1400 and 1470 through Roettgen's lucid text and an abundance of magnificent color photographs by Antonio Quattrone. The close-up views of famous and lesser-known sites, particularly in Tuscany, are almost as good as traveling to Italy." - Philadelphia Inquirer "Perfectly illustrated and designed to give absolute clarity to a text that is a model of concision. This is the model of how all art books ought to be." - The World of Interiors "The combination of Antonio Quattrone's marvelous photographs and Steffi Roettgen's brilliant text makes Italian Frescoes by far the finest book on the subject, and Signor Quattrone's color photography captures the glorious qualities of this quintessentially Italian art form." - Everett Fahy, John Pope-Hennessy Chairman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Italian Frescoes: the High Renaissance and Mannerism "The third in a series, Italian Frescoes is, by any standard, an impressive work of beauty and scholarship. From its reproductions of sweeping works on ceilings and walls to the details of a single figure, Kliemann and Rohlmann never disappoint in delighting the eye nor in broadening our knowledge about the now almost lost art of fresco. This is a gorgeous book and I highly recommend it. - Art Times "Third in a series of gorgeous, lucidly written books, 'Frescoes' admirably fills the information gap between chatty guidebooks and dry scholarship. Splendid photos, details and site plans cover 20 major cycles of religious and secular 'wall painting' as the authors rightly call frescoes by Michelangelo, Raphael, Veronese, Annibale Caracci et al." - Minneapolis Star-Tribune"
About the Author
Joachim Poeschke a professor of art history and the director of the Institute of Fine Art at the University of Munster. He is the author or co-author of several books including Michelangelo and His World: The Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance. Antonio Quattrone is regarded as one of the leading photographers of works of art; his many books include the other volumes on Italian frescoes in this series. Ghigo Roli is also a specialist in fine art photography.