Paris: Guillaud Editions, 1986. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's canary cloth, spine and upper board blindstamped, original illustrated dust jacket.
Monograph on the pivotal work of Fra Angelico. Known posthumously as the "Angelic Painter," the master artist heralded a revolution in Italian Renaissance painting. The first major resource devoted to the 15th-century Florentine painter, this overview by French arts patrons Jacqueline and Maurice Guillaud focuses on Angelico's work in the museum and cells of the Covent of San Marco in Florence, with extensive reproductions of paintings, frescoes, altarpieces, and more. The authors discuss Angelico’s unprecedented use of color, lighting, and shade, along with his major contribution to the science of perspective. Sumptuously produced, with many of the illustrations printed on delicate onionskin paper; with a bibliography and index. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #4304