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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) has been rescued from neglect to emerge as something of a cult figure, celebrated for his boldly original art and for his short, violent and troubled life. This monograph on the artist's life and work is issued here in paperback format.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 3rd 2000 by Phaidon Press (first published 1998)
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If you're going to get one book on Caravaggio... you could certainly do worse than this edition. Not every book gives you insight like "Dedicating himself to his art, Caravaggio would shut himself up for feverish spurts of activity... but then he would drop work altogether and go about Rome, armed and ready for trouble." This book would probably fall in the category of coffee table book but underpinned with more scholarship than most that I've seen sprinkled with occasional wit. The book perhaps...more
Jan 20, 2008 David rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Probably the best book I've found in terms of representation quality. Beautiful prints of Caravaggio's work. The writing is alright.
Simply one of the best artists ever to live and paint on this earth.
Beautiful and complete reproductions. Interesting and previously unexplored scholarship. However, if you are studying Caravaggio in depth, you will want more than Catherine Puglisi’s excellent book. In particular, Howard Hibb’s book,Caravaggio. For meditation purposes on his work, this would be the book to own.
Lately, I have been revisiting Caravaggio with a more “zen” type approach. This has resulted in a renewed appreciation of his work along with a revived curiosity about his life. I’m pretty...more
Large history and beautiful photos
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