Title: Sandro Botticelli: The Drawings for Dante's ...
Publisher: Royal Academy Publications
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Like New
Author: Hein-Th. Schulze Altcappenberg ; with essays by Horst Bredekamp [and others].
357 pages : illustrations. Exhibition catalog published simultaneously in English, German, and Italian to accompany an exhibition held at the Kulturforum Berlin, Apr. 15-June 18, 2000, the Scuderie Papali al Quirinale, Rome, Sept. 20-Dec. 3, 2000, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, Mar. 17-June 10, 2001. 25 x 29 cm.
|Introduction: Botticelli's drawings for the Divine Comedy Hein-Th. Schulze Altcappenberg --
Botticelli's Drawings. Inferno. Purgatorio. Paradiso --
Essays. The Medici, Sixtus IV and Savonarola: Conflicting Strands in Botticelli's Life and Work / Horst Bredekamp. Botticelli and the Construction of the Spirit: The Dante Drawings and the Limitations of Cultural History / Damian Dombrowski. Images in Dante's Divine Comedy / Andreas Kablitz. Illuminated Manuscripts of the Divine Comedy: Botticelli and Dante Illustration in the 14th and 15th Centuries / Julia Schewski. Sandro Botticelli's Chart of Hell / Giovanni Morello. The Engravings in the 1481 Edition of the Divine Comedy / Peter Keller. Finito and Non finito: Drawing and Painting Techniques in Botticelli's Divine Comedy / Doris Oltrogge, Robert Fuchs and Oliver Hahn. "Over 500 years after their creation, all the extant drawings will be shown together for the first time at the Kulturforum, Berlin, the Scuderie Papali at Quirinale, Rome, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Each is illustrated in full colour in the catalogue and accompanied by a commentary on Botticelli's response to Dante's poem. They are followed by seven authoritative essays on aspects of Botticelli's and Dante's work, on Divine Comedy illustration in general and on the technique of Botticelli's drawings, illustrated in full colour throughout."