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The Enigma of Piero: Piero della Francesca

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Sifting the available evidence, Carlo Ginzburg builds up a vivid portrait of Piero della Francesca’s patrons and convincingly explains the contemporary intrigues resonant in his painting. This new edition, extensively illustrated, includes additional material by Ginzburg dealing with the work of Roberto Longhi, the dating of the Arezzo Cycle, and the rediscovery of della F ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 17th 2002 by Verso (first published 1982)
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In Italia ci vuole un bel coraggio a scrivere un saggio scientifico in un campo che non è il proprio.
Ginzburg ce l'ha avuto ( e le critiche non gli sono mancate). Se amate la pittura del rinascimento questo libro è un piacere intellettuale che dovreste proprio regalarvi (si, è vero, ho un debole per Carlo Ginzburg).
Uno storico che scrive di arte (storicamente) non è cosa da tutti i giorni.
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Born in 1939, he is the son of of Italian-Ukranian translator Leone Ginzburg and Italian writer Natalia Ginzburg. Historian whose fields of interest range from the Italian Renaissance to early modern European History, with contributions in art history, literary studies, popular cultural beliefs, and the theory of historiography.
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