Part of the Silk Series artist books from Phaidon Press, this beautiful monograph explores the life and work of one of the most important artists in the history of the West. This volume is bound in richly colored silk and is a lovely and enlightening addition to any library.
Its scope covers Raphael's origins, his early influences, his important Urbino period and, subsequently, the extraordinary series of frescoes and portraits of his last phase in Rome.
The book includes 150 color and 25 black-and-white reproductions of the artist's finest paintings and drawings, accompanied by a highly informative yet accessible text by the distinguished Renaissance scholar Bette Talvacchia. The author also explores Raphael's artistic relationships with such Renaissance masters as Leonardo and Michelangelo, culminating in a brilliant account of his masterpieces done in Rome under the patronage of Popes Julius II and Leo X.
Author — Bette Talvacchia.
Hardcover. 240 pages.