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Sandro Botticelli (New) (Hardcover) (Frank Zu00f6llner)
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Now available in a new edition, this celebration of the life and art of the Renaissance genius presents Sandro Botticelli's complete paintings and offers a comprehensive and thoroughly up-to-date study of his work. Botticelli is one of the most admired artists of the Renaissance period and his seductive Venus and graceful Primavera areamong the world's most recognizable works of art. This catalogue raisonné of Botticelli's paintings offers more than two hundred full-color illustrations and meticulous scholarship by thedistinguished Renaissance art historian Frank Zöllner, describedby The Financial Times, when reviewing this book's previousedition, as "a fabulous, accessible scholar; his book has lusciousreproductions and exquisite detail." Presented in chronologicalorder, the facts of Botticelli's life and career are insightfullydiscussed against the background of the artistic upheaval thatmarked the Renaissance period. The artist's reinterpretations ofancient myths as well as his religious paintings are thoughtfullyexplored in this sumptuously illustrated volume, which willplease scholars and delight lovers of fine art books everywhere.