The Cicerone: An Art Guide To Painting In Italy, For The Use Of Travellers And Students (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Cicerone: An Art Guide to Painting in Italy, for the Use of Travellers and Students And thus the scientific expert may hold Dr Burckhardt's Cicerone to be old-fashioned and superseded. As an intro duction to the study of Italian Art it still holds its own place and fully justifies a reprint. More than that, it occupies a unique place; for the overwhelming mass of literature on Ita...
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Publisher: Forgotten Books (April 21, 2018)
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“No one can think that his formation as an art historian is ended until read this classic book of Burckhardt....”
ian Art, printed during the last two decades, includes not a single volume that can vie with Dr Burckhardt's, as regards terse completeness and practical arrangement. It is the only book on the subject that combines the qualities of a useful guide-book with those of a chrono logical history of the entire _art of Italy - an achievementf that would be impossible without an ingenious and elaborate system of sub-divisions, cross-references and indices. Dr Burckhardt's history is indeed a Cicerone - a guide and instructor, and it fulfilsin the fullest sense of the word the function claimed for it by the sub-title of the first German edition: An Introduction to the Enjoyment of the Art Treasures of Italy. P. G. Konody.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.