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The Resource Piero's light : in search of Piero della Francesca : a Renaissance painter and the revolution in art, science, and religion, Larry Witham

Piero's light : in search of Piero della Francesca : a Renaissance painter and the revolution in art, science, and religion, Larry Witham

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Piero's light : in search of Piero della Francesca : a Renaissance painter and the revolution in art, science, and religion
Title
Piero's light
Title remainder
in search of Piero della Francesca : a Renaissance painter and the revolution in art, science, and religion
Statement of responsibility
Larry Witham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An innovative painter in the early generation of Renaissance artists and one of the great enigmas of art history, Piero della Francesca was also a knowledgable scholar on religious topics and a mathematician who wanted to use perspective and geometry to make painting a "true science." Piero lived in a tumultuous age of princes and popes, soldiers and schisms. A skilled geometer, he was also part of the philosophical revival of Platonism, an ancient worldview that would shape our modern revolutions in art, religion, and science. In 'Piero's Light', Larry Witham presents Piero not only as a vivid character in his own time, but as an integral piece of our artistic legacy that takes us from past visions of belief, beauty, and knowledge to a secular age, a time when science is redefining our mental experiences. Although only sixteen of Piero's works survive, few art historians doubt his importance in the Renaissance.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Witham, Larry
Dewey number
  • 759.5
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND623.F78
LC item number
W58 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piero
  • Painters
Label
Piero's light : in search of Piero della Francesca : a Renaissance painter and the revolution in art, science, and religion, Larry Witham
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • After the Renaissance
  • Piero rediscovered
  • Piero and modernity
  • The eyes of science
  • A celebrated life
  • Prologue:
  • Discovering Piero
  • The Renaissance's apprentice
  • Florentine crossroads
  • A Platonic painter of light
  • Strange legends in fresco
  • Piero goes to Rome
  • The aging geometer
Control code
ocn865598220
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xxiv, 354 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9781605984940
Lccn
2013049194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605984940
  • (OCoLC)865598220
Label
Piero's light : in search of Piero della Francesca : a Renaissance painter and the revolution in art, science, and religion, Larry Witham
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • After the Renaissance
  • Piero rediscovered
  • Piero and modernity
  • The eyes of science
  • A celebrated life
  • Prologue:
  • Discovering Piero
  • The Renaissance's apprentice
  • Florentine crossroads
  • A Platonic painter of light
  • Strange legends in fresco
  • Piero goes to Rome
  • The aging geometer
Control code
ocn865598220
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books cloth edition.
Extent
xxiv, 354 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9781605984940
Lccn
2013049194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781605984940
  • (OCoLC)865598220

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