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The Uffizi and Pitti Galleries are treasure houses of the most well-known masterpieces in Italian and Northern Renaissance art including Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", Leonardo's "Annunciation", Durer's "Adoration of the Magi" and Titian's "Venus of Urbino". The book contains these and nearly 1,000 other works from the two galleries, making this in essence a portable gallery with works from everyone from Cimabue and Giotto to Pollaiuolo, Breugel and van der Goes from the Northern Renaissance. Works by Caravaggio, El Greco, Rembrandt, Rubens and van Dyck are also featured. The two galleries are linked by an enclosed bridge that houses the largest collection of self-portraits in the world, and these are highlighted in this book.
Hardcover: 648 pages
Publisher: Bulfinch; 1st English-language ed edition (November 18, 1994)
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 2.9 x 12.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 pounds
one of the most beautiful art books I’ve ever seen
34 people found this helpful.
on December 18, 1999
This is a spectacular and gorgeous book. It’s truly the next best thing to visiting the museums themselves. If you’ve ever gone to a world-famous museum and wished you could have a copy of every painting there, then this is a dream-come-true book for you. It’s pricey but worth every cent. This is the sort of book that will appreciate once it goes out of print and I’ll bet it’ll be worth several times its price in a few years.
Paintings in the Uffizi and Pitti Galleries
7 people found this helpful.
on November 19, 2008
By savannah artist16
This is an excellent book. I cannot really comment on the text, because I am so taken with the numerous high quality color reproductions from these two outstanding museums permanent collections, that I haven’t been able to get to reading it. A must for anyone that is truly passionate about art. Filled with an abundance of inspiration.
7 people found this helpful.
on December 14, 2006
By puppy’s gal
This book has excellent reproductions and is a treasure to be had. It is however very heavy and you will need a nice desk or table to rest it on so you can browse the many pages and enjoy them. This is not an art history book so for students looking for many discussions you won’t find that here. It is a collectors book and also makes a wonderful souvenir for those dreaming of visiting Florence or for those who have already been there. It is a great way to view the vast collection of a world famous museum in the comfort of your own home and to learn the names of different artists and view the works they created. I would not trade this treasure of a book for anything. It would make a fabulous holiday gift for the art lover in your life.
Outstanding value with great quality reproductions
on November 25, 2015
Excellent reproductions of many superb works. There are even a few paintings from the Bargello included. If you only get one book about these galleries, make it this one. Pricey, but a bargain considering what you get.
8 people found this helpful.
on May 21, 2002
This is a beautiful book. It contains pictures of all the paintings you will see at both galleries and much more. It is a treasure to keep to remind me of our trip to Florence.
but couldn’t figure out a way to get it home in my already-full & already HEAVY luggage……I’m glad I was able to get it once I go
on February 20, 2015
I wanted to buy this book when I was in Florence, but couldn’t figure out a way to get it home in my already-full & already HEAVY luggage……I’m glad I was able to get it once I got home!
Great book, great art
on December 30, 2015
By John C. Stone
Almost like being there.
on June 28, 2014
By Carol petrich
What a beautiful book to add to my personal collection! It feels as if I am standing right there again!
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