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Piero's Light: In Search of Piero della Francesca: A Renaissance Painter and the Revolution in Art, Science, and Religion

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In the heart of Tuscany, Piero della Francesca became a painter and mathematician at the dawn of the Renaissance, revealing his innovative mind in some of the best known images from that period, and in his unusual writings on geometry. Yet as a personality, Piero remains a mystery. He leaves an enigmatic legacy that ranges from the merging of religion and mathematics to ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Pegasus Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Tom Young
Nov 06, 2016 Tom Young rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great discussion on the evolving perception of Piero by art historians over the centuries.

Perhaps there could have been more illustrations. The best part of of the book is the insightful unfolding of the rich art historical perspectives on not just Piero's work, but also of the entire Renaissance in Italy.
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Jun 02, 2015 Max rated it really liked it
A great book about Piero della Francesca life and art, with several detours into 15th century history, philosophy and even neuroscience.
Wouter
Dec 07, 2014 Wouter rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
This book is well-written and well-researched. But in my opinion it strays too often from its supposed subject-matter, Piero della Francesca.
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Larry Witham is an author, editor, journalist, and artist. His most recent project is a novel, Gallery Pieces: An Art Mystery (Jan. 2016). Witham has written fifteen other books, and was a finalist in the 2015 Pen Literary Awards for biography. He began his writing career as a daily newspaper reporter in Washington D.C., a job he held for twenty-one years. Since 2003, he has written and edited ...more
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