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Piero della Francesca.
Piero, della Francesca, 1416?-1492.
Uniform Title:
Piero della Francesca. English
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 1999.
Physical Description:
143 pages ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Home Location
Central Library ND623.F78 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Central Library ND623.F78 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Eggertsville-Snyder Library ND623.F78 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Supernatural
Kenmore Library ND623.F78 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Lake Shore Library ND623.F78 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Biography
City of Tonawanda Library ND623.F78 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Each volume is a visual resource with over 300 full-color illustrations, telling the story of a single artist with a look at the artist's life, the context in which he worked, and an analysis of his masterpieces.

Table of Contents

1416-1445 How a merchant's son conquered the Renaissance
A bourgeois familyp. 8
The Tiber valley: an important crossroadsp. 10
Humanism: a new vision of the worldp. 12
The Northern Renaissancep. 14
Florence under Cosimo the Elderp. 16
Mastering the elements: perspective, light, and huep. 18
The influence of Domenico Venezianop. 20
1446-1459 Piero's first journeys
At the d'Este courtp. 24
Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatestap. 26
The Tempio Malatestianop. 28
Malatesta before St Sigismundp. 30
Leon Battista Alberti: a universal mindp. 32
The Baptism of Christp. 34
The fall of Constantinoplep. 36
Polyptych of the Misericordiap. 38
Heroic naturalism: Andrea del Castagnop. 40
In the Eternal Cityp. 42
1459-1464 The artistic achievement of Arezzo
The genesis of a masterpiecep. 46
The Legend of the True Crossp. 48
The Death of Adamp. 50
The Discovery of the Sacred Wood and the Meeting of Solomon and Shebap. 52
The Dream of Constantinep. 54
The Battle of Constantinep. 56
The Finding and Proving of the Crossp. 58
The Battle of Heracliusp. 60
The Exaltation of the Crossp. 62
The Annunciationp. 64
In the painter's studiop. 66
Piero and classicismp. 68
1465-1474 Urbino and its environs
The Camerino Schoolp. 72
Madonna del Partop. 74
Contemporary developmentsp. 76
The Resurrectionp. 78
Perugiap. 80
Polyptych of St Antonyp. 82
Pietro Perugino's captivating synthesisp. 84
Italian courtsp. 86
Federico da Montefeltrop. 88
An eclectic environmentp. 90
The Flagellationp. 92
A princely microcosmp. 94
1472: a fateful yearp. 96
A new phasep. 98
The Brera Altarpiecep. 100
The Ideal Cityp. 102
Diptych of the Uffizip. 104
The Marches after Pierop. 106
1475-1492 The mathematics of art
A luminous stylep. 110
The Senigallia Madonnap. 112
The poetics of lightp. 114
Michael Pacherp. 116
The principles of harmonyp. 118
The writer of treatisesp. 120
Piero's friendship with Luca Paciolip. 122
The Nativityp. 124
The art of perspectivep. 126
Piero's heritagep. 128
The discovery of a new worldp. 130
Piero's legacyp. 132
Index of placesp. 136
Index of peoplep. 138

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