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This review is from: Sienese Painting: The Art of a City-Republic (1278-1477) (World of Art) (Paperback)
This an extraordinarily good book. I picked it up very casually after a visit to the Met in New York and enthralled - even though I knew absolutely nothing about these painters or the period and had previously been unable to penetrate art like this. Mr Hyman uses his scholarship to enlighten and his passion for the subject illuminates the way for the reader - I often found his descriptions very moving. Since reading this book over 2 years ago I have since gone on to read much more about these painters and other Italian painters of this period . In particular I make a point of hunting down Sassettas wherever I am ( although since I live in London I am lucky to be able to see many of them quite regularly) . Thank you Mr Hyman!
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