Lavishly illustrated and beautifully bound, these Silk Series books from Phaidon Press are as lovely to look at and hold as they are to read. Each volume, which is elegantly bound in richly colored silk, introduces the reader to the life and work of one of the world’s greatest artists. A lovely and enlightening addition to any library!
Hardcover. 240 pages each.
Fra Angelico — In this monograph, author Diane Cole Ahl looks at the most celebrated religious painter of the early Italian Renaissance. The book spans Fra Angelico’s entire career, from his
Ingres — Author Andrew Shelton has crafted an insightful and unbiased survey of this celebrated Neoclassical artist's work, particularly his key paintings and drawings. This book examines not only Ingres’ celebrated Turkish Bath and Grande Odalisque but also his innovative portraits, which transcend time in their physical and psychological beauty.
Raphael — In this beautiful monograph, author Bette Talvacchia explores the life and work of one of the most important artists in the history of the West. 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.
Titian — Author Peter Humfrey provides an ideal introduction to the life and work of this outstanding Renaissance painter. Placing Titian's career and work into the social and historical context of 16th century Italy, this book explores the artist’s approach to a number of themes, including mythology, religion, allegory, and portrait subjects.