The Lives of the Painters
Late Gothic to High Renaissance
by John Canaday
Thames and Hudson, 1969, [First Edition], hardcover
Near Fine Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, spine sunned, no inscriptions (see photographs)
'This book is a history of painting from the end of the Middle Ages to the eve of the twentieth century - from Giotto's revolution to Cezanne's - told in the form of several hundred biographies strung together on a historical cord, by way of its index it can also double as a reference encyclopedia, since each biography is self-contained, whether within a brief paragraph or a long essay.'