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Comment: Publisher: Skira Editore 2001,
Date of Publication: 2001
Binding: soft cover
Condition: Very Good
Description: paperback, square 4to, 190pp, numerous illustrations, many in colour, clean and tight, no inscriptions, Very Good condition . ISBN: 8884910277
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Raphael: Grace and Beauty Hardcover – 19 Nov 2001

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This monograph, catalogue of the Paris fall exhibition, presents a selection of Raphael's portraits, including extraordinary masterpieces such as the Lady with Unicorn, La Fornarina (The Baker Girl), La Muta (The Mute Woman), La Velata (Woman with a Veil), the Three Graces, the Portrait of Baldassarre Castiglione and the Double Portrait of Andrea Navagero and Agostino Beazzano, as well as other paintings and drawings: a rare and unprecedented event, covering the entire career of Raphael through 30 exceptional masterpieces coming from major museums around the world.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Grace and Beauty 12 Dec. 2009
By Alaskaguy - Published on
The quality of the images, and the information provided with them makes this a very good book overall. As a painter, I bought this book to study the details of the images, and I am pleased with it. The first 80 pages are largely a series of academic and somewhat wordy essays exploring aspects of Raphael's life, paintings, evidence and conjecture about his models. The remaining 100 pages is devoted to a selection of exceptional images, with a full page explanation provided on the facing page. The printing detail and color rendition are superb, with no grain visible to my eye, and with enlarged details for many pictures on subsequent pages. Full histories are provided on the facing page for most of the images in this book. All that is missing from my point of view is an index, a list of illustrations, and a brief introduction to the artist.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Analysis of Grace and Beauty. 17 Mar. 2002
By Natawa Nisiyano - Published on
Of course ! Woman is the grace and beauty, and this book focus on that kind of beauty as it's title. "Raphael : Grace and Beauty", it is not only a book about "How sprezzatura he had", but it also tell us the answers of "What are the things hiding inside his works of graces?" and "Why are they have to be realized?". With many essays of many well-known scholars, you will find many useful points of view for your doubt more or less. However, it is easy to read and follow the words. It's format is suitable and luxurious with the outstanding fornt jacket picture, "detail from Fornarina", that is also the main grace analyzed in this book. You won't be disappointed about the qualities of the pictures in this book. There is no corrupted picture color, though it is a picture detail. This book includes of many picture datails that are interesting points for everyone who wants to see the missing details of other books.
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