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.

FERMOR, S: The Raphael Tapestry Cartoons: Narrative, Decoration, Design

Fermor, Sharon. The Raphael Tapestry Cartoons: Narrative, Decoration, Design. Scala Books, 1996. ISBN: 1857590554. Unmarked. Dust jacket under clear protective cover. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31128) $75.00

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Beautifully illustrated. Bibliography. Index. 96p.

The Raphael Cartoons are 7 large cartoons for tapestries on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London since 1865. Designed by the High Renaissance painter Raphael in 1515–16 and showing scenes from the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles. They are the only surviving members of a set of ten cartoons commissioned by Pope Leo X for tapestries for the Sistine Chapel Study outlines recent x-rays and research.

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.