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Piero della Francesca
Translated by David Tabbat
ISBN: 978 1 878818 77 5
Categories: Art, Italian
Imprint: Sheep Meadow Press
Published: June 2011
260 x 184 x 32 mm
Publisher: Carcanet Press
This book is a new English version of the third edition (1963) of Longhi’s seminal work on the Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca, with an introduction by Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Keith Christiansen. A major work by the most important Italian art historian of this century.
Introduction Keith Christiansen
Roberto Lough's Piero della Francesca
Translator's Preface by David Tabbat
Piero, Longhi, and the Fields of Color
The Art of Piero della Francesca
The Art of Piero della Francesca: Notes
Piero in Arezzo (1950)
The Life of Piero della Francesca
Piero's Reputation over the Centuries (1927)
Piero's Reputation over the Centuries (1962)
Longhi's Biblography (1927)
Longhi's bibliography (1963)
from 1927 to 1962
'It is difficult to overestimate the impact of Roberto Longhi's 'Piero della Francesca', which appeared in 1927. Simply stated, it formed the twentieth-century response ot the artist and laid out much of the terrain for subsequent scholarship.'
Keith Christiansen, From the Introduction 'Roberto Longhi is the most brilliant Italian Art Historian of our century and a stylist of intoxicating powers. Longhi encouraged in his followers the sort of fanatical (or craven?) loyalty that is more associated with university professors...few of Longhi's very idiosncratic works have been translated into English; but, thanks to the enterprise of Stanley Moss' Sheep Meadow Press, this situation is at last being remedied.'
Francis Haskell, The New York Review of Books
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