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Piero della Francesca

Roberto Longhi

Translated by David Tabbat

Piero della Francesca
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ISBN: 978 1 878818 77 5
Categories: Art, Italian
Imprint: Sheep Meadow Press
Published: June 2011
260 x 184 x 32 mm
350 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • 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.

    Contents

    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)
    Continuation: 1927-1962
    Longhi's Biblography (1927)
    Longhi's bibliography (1963)
    from 1927 to 1962 
    Illustrations  

    Roberto Longhi
    Robert Longhi (1890-1970) is regarded by the Italians as their most important connoisseur, critic and art historian; at the same time he is read and enjoyed for his great and magical gifts as a prose stylist. Little from Longhi's vast corpus has been translated into English. Three Studies, a book ... read more
    '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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