The World of Giotto c.1267-1337 by Sarel Eimerl

By Sarel Eimerl

This glorious e-book addresses Giotto's existence, inventive contributions and historic importance of his time and paintings. contains quite a few colour and black and white images. Contents: *The conquest of shape *The painter's craft *Ferment in Tuscany *A boy from the hills *The masterwork *Strenuous a long time *Giotto the architect *A time of illness.

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