FIELD, JV: Piero della Francesca: A Mathematician’s Art

Field, J. V. Piero della Francesca: A Mathematician’s Art. Yale University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0300103425. Unmarked. Dust jacket under clear, protective cover. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31283) $600.00

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This well researched and accessible book offers insights into the complex relationship between the art and the mathematics of Piero della Francesca’s (1411/13–1492) art. Topics range from space and perspective to optics and illusionism. Bibliography. Index. Revered in his own time as a “monarch” of painting, Piero della Francesca is acknowledged today as a founding figure of the Italian Renaissance.

Illustrated. 32 color plates and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

WIXOM, WD: Mirror of the Medieval World

Book cover. Mirror of the Medieval WorldWixom, William D. (editor). Mirror of the Medieval World. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. ISBN: 0870997858. Unmarked text. Large tear at spine (3.5 inches) on back of dust jacket. Very Good in good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31139) $22.00

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Includes a wide range of items with explanations and photos of each item. Beautifully illustrated in color. 392p. Measures 9×12 inches. 435 illustrations, 110 in color.

Contributors include Barbara Drake Boehm, Katharine R. Brown, Helen C. Evans, Margaret E. Frazer, William D. Wixom, and others.

Back cover. Mirror of the Medieval World

SILVER, N: Piero della Francesca in America

Silver, Nathaniel. Piero della Francesca in America. Frick Collection, 2013. ISBN: 9780912114576. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#31111) $16.00

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Essays by James R. Banker and Machtelt Israels; Appendix by Giacomo Guazzini and Elena Squillantini. 82 color illustrations. 149p. Measures 9×11 inches. Map.

Accompanied February 12 to May 19, 2013 exhibition that brought together 7 works by Piero della Francesca, including six panels from the Sant’ Agostino altarpiece—the largest number from this masterwork ever reassembled. Revered in his own time as a “monarch” of painting, Piero della Francesca (1411/13–1492) is acknowledged today as a founding figure of the Italian Renaissance.