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The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece

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In 1452, Florentine sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti unveiled a masterpiece that had been a quarter-century in the making: ten bronze panels depicting intricate scenes from the Old Testament. The monumental gilded bronze doors (each more than 15 feet tall) were designed for the Baptistery in the Piazza del Duomo in Florence. Centuries of admirers have considered “The Gates of Par ...more
Hardcover, 184 pages
Published August 2nd 2007 by Yale University Press
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Jean d'Arp
Un livre passionnant sur l'une des plus incroyables oeuvres de la Renaissance: Les portes du paradis de Lorenzo Ghiberti, ornant le baptistère de Florence, face au Dôme. Cette oeuvre monumentale, composée de 2 battants de porte en bronze, illustrées chacune de 5 scènes bibliques en relief doré, usant des techniques de perspective admirables, est le fruit d'un travail artisanal et artistique virtuose s'étalant sur 25 ans, effectué par l'atelier de Ghiberti dans la première moitié du 15ème siècle. ...more
Dr. Carl Ludwig Dorsch

Published on the occasion of the 2007 traveling exhibition “The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance Masterpiece” (Atlanta High Museum of Art, Chicago Art Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art) which included three of Ghiberti’s original panels from the doors of Florence’s Baptistery of St. John, this is a handsome and impressive volume.

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