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239p., 10x12.5 inches, endpaper maps, preface, chronology, sources, index, illustrated with b&w plates and 43 color plates, very good first edition in cloth and gilt, unclipped dj. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: In this reissue of the second revised edition published in 1994, the author's study of the artist has become well known. Admired for its comprehensive, meticulous scholarship and for its combination of lucidity and elegance. Fully illustrated in colour and black and white.
From the Publisher: Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768), known as Canaletto, is one of the most popular of all old master painters. His views of Venice and London are much celebrated and admired. First published in 1982, and revised in 1994, this book is here reissued in paperback, tracing Canaletto's career from his beginnings as a scene-painter with his father to the work of his later years. Canaletto was interested in depicting the world around him, but unlike most of his fellow artists, he was more than a mere recorder of the amazing scenery of Venice or of Georgian England. He had the power, in the words of one of his contemporaries, to paint so that "the eye is deceived and truly believes it is the real thing it sees", and his insight and technical skills were so dazzling that it was thought he must rely on some sort of optical apparatus. His first views of Venice were painted around 1725 for Stefano Conti of Lucca. Soon after he came into contact with Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, who was to become his most important patron. Through Smith's influence, he came to England between about 1746 and 1756 during which time he painted many London scenes including views of Westminster Bridge, Whitehall, the Old Horse Guards, St James's Park and Somerset House as well as views of Warwick Castle and Eton College. These and many others of Canaletto's best paintings and watercolours are reproduced in the book's much expanded range of colour illustrations.
Editorial: Cornell/Phaidon Books, Cornell University Press
Año de publicación: 1982
Descripción Cornell Univ Pr, 1982. Estado de conservación: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP10232869
Descripción Cornell Univ Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2799564611
Descripción Cornell University Press. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G0801415322I5N00
Descripción Cornell Univ Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. 0801415322 Ships promptly. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0801415322Z4
Descripción Cornell Univ Pr, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0801415322
Descripción Cornell University, Ithaca, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine Dust Jacket. 4to. 239 pp. We specialize in fine books in collectible condition. Orders are professionaly packaged and shipped promptly. P2. Nº de ref. de la librería 55685
Descripción Cornell/Phaidon Books, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982. Cloth. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. First Edition. 239 pp., 217 plates including 43 in color. Crown and corners of boards lightly bumped with slight crease near lower corner of front board; otherwise Fine. Jacket has a 3" closed vertical slash at rear, fairly neat, otherwise Very Good, with mild sunning, handling and edgewear. Size: Tall 4to. Nº de ref. de la librería 08431
Descripción CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS, ITHACA, NEW YORK, 1982. HARD BACK BLUE. Estado de conservación: AS NEW. JACKET: VERY GOOD DJ. Blue Textured Hard Back Cover with Colored Illustrated DJ. A Book on early Europpean art styles and works. Pages are very clean with no aged toning, markings and foxing. Contains Black and White and Colored Illustrations. Overall in mint condition. DATE PUBLISHED: 1982 EDITION: 239. Nº de ref. de la librería 104272
Descripción Cornell University Press / Phaidon, Ithaca / London, 1982. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. Clean and tight in original cloth binding in very nice dustjacket. Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768), the painter extraordinaire of Venice who was known as Canaletto, is the subject of this exhibition catalog from a recent show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It brings together a wealth of paintings and drawings avidly collected in his day by the English aristocracy and, especially with regard to those assembled from the Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, generally unseen before in this country. The five short essays by noted authorities succeed in capturing many of the essentials of the artist, which are easily digested by the nonspecialist. The extensive catalog following the essays contains splendid color reproductions with descriptive text on each work covered. While the book may not change significantly what is known of Canaletto, it is the record of an important American museum show and of paintings that ought to be savored by a wide audience. A welcome addition to art book collections. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. Nº de ref. de la librería 40473
Descripción Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 1982. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition. The best general study of the artist and his work available. With a large number of illustrations, forty-three of them in color. Neat prior owner name otherwise bright and fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. [International orders will require extra shipping] Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 27539