Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Available is a 1st edition book entitled "Italian Painting - The Creators of the Renaissance" by Lionello Venturi, with 100+ color tipped-in plates, all intact and in wonderful conditon.

Book Description:
Geneva: Albert Skira: Printed in 1950, 1st edition. 4th Volume of the Painting / Colour / History Collection. Published by L'Imprimerie Centrale, Lausanne. Finished October 25, 1950. Hardcover with blue cloth, 13.5" x 10". Fine, silver gilt title on spine. Slightly worn / spotted covers. 205pp. 105 large, beautiful tipped-in plates - 102 color and 3 black & white - verified by hand (all present and no tears). Not an ex-library or academic book - no marks within whatsoever

In 1950 Skira launched the Trilogy of Italian Painting with critical studies by his father-in-law Lionello Venturi, and historical survey by his wife Rosabianca. The scholarly work includes history and tipped-in plate examples from numerous Renaissance painters: Cimabue, Cavallini, Di Buoninsegna, Giotto, Maso, Simone Martini, Lorenzetti, Monaco, Da Fabriano, Pisanello, Sassetta, Fra Angelico, Masaccio, Uccello, Lippi, Veneziano, Francesca, Da Messina, Bellini, Carpaccio, Del Castagno, Pollaiuolo, Verrocchio, and Botticelli to name a few. A wonderful read, if only to look at the amazing color reproductions of the beautiful artwork.

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