Steffi Roettgen ; photography by Antonio Quattrone ... [et al.] ; translated by Russell Stockman
Following on from the success of the previous volumes - "The Age of Giotto", "The Early Renaissance", "The Flowering of the Renaissance" and "The High Renaissance and Mannerism" - this new production features 25 frescoe cycles including brilliant works by Domenichino, Ricci, Guercino and Tiepolo. All of them still visible on walls and ceilings of palaces and churches spanning Italy, from Venice to Naples. The authors present such celebrated sights as the Barberini Palace in Rome and the Pitti Palace in Florence, as well as lesser known gems. Each chapter is concise and authoritative, offering a descriptive and interpretive essay on all aspects of the frescoe cycle, covering the artists and their patrons in the contaxt of the cultural and political history.