Bertoldo Di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence

Aimee Ng (Author) Alexander J Noelle (Author)
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Renaissance sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni (ca. 1440-1491) was a student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a favourite of Lorenzo de' Medici "il Magnifico," his principal patron. Bertoldo was one of the first sculptors to create statuettes in bronze. With an overview of the artist's entire oeuvre--including The Frick Collection's Shield Bearer, the only Bertoldo sculpture outside of Europe--this major scholarly catalogue is the most substantial text on Bertoldo ever produced. Featured are contributions from renowned international scholars who bring into focus the sculptor's unique position at the heart of the artistic and political landscape in fifteenth-century Italy.

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$84.95  $78.15
Publish Date
October 29, 2019
8.8 X 1.6 X 11.7 inches | 5.9 pounds
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About the Author

Essays by Peter Jonathan Bell, Lorenz Böninger, Francesco Caglioti, Stefano Casciu, Ilaria Ciseri, Maria Grazia Cordua, Julia Day, Caroline Elam, Scott Nethersole, Alexander J. Noelle, Aimee Ng, Neville Rowley, Xavier F. Salomon, and Peter Stiberc Entries by Aimee Ng, Alexander J. Noelle, Xavier F. Salomon Conversation with James David Draper


"The most consequential text on the sculptor yet produced. With this volume to add to bookshelves and course syllabi, Bertoldo may become, if not quite the household name he was in his own time, at least a more familiar one in ours."--Daniel M. Zolli, Apollo
"[The] impressive catalogue is the most comprehensive publication on Bertoldo di Giovanni to date...One of the most thrilling aspects is the inclusion of numerous reproductions of the objects on view...The curators and contributors have done a great service for scholars of early Renaissance sculpture."--Victoria Ehrlich, The Burlington Magazine
"Revelatory" "[Bertoldo's] work breathes all the excitement of experimentation and rapid change"--Ingrid D. Rowland, The New York Review of Books
A sumptuously illustrated, 496-page catalogue chock full of the erudition that Frick projects are known for."--Lee Rosenbaum, CultureGrrl