The printing of this book and its prints will be funded in our upcoming kickstarter campaign in February or March. The books will be available early this summer.
There are few artists whose work is more universally known and loved than Raphael. His paintings grace the walls of the Vatican, his many serene Madonnas are famous the world over. That he was able to crowd so much achievement into his brief lifetime, is remarkable even for an Italian living in the Renaissance, when artists poured out paintings and sculpture in profusion.
Elizabeth Ripley has brought Raphael to life with lovely, well-written text, illustrated with color reproductions of the artist's own works. With Raphael we visit Urbino, Florence and Rome. We meet Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Castiglione, and two great popes—personalities who played vital roles in his life. The charm, the beauty and the gentleness that endeared Raphael to those who knew him, is portrayed here along with his amazing genius.
All paintings are in full color, with a few extra sketches and paintings new to this edition. Plus there is a bonus page in the back, but only when you get the book here from Purple House Press—page 68 showcases Raphael's beautiful painting Woman with a Veil. This edition of the book was printed on an offset printing press using 100# matte art paper with 12 pt covers.
Books purchased from any other retailer are the print on demand edition, with a different isbn and printed on 70# paper with 10 pt covers. Page 68 is blank, it does not feature Woman with a Veil as an extra painting.
As a thank you for getting your books from us, they are $4.00 cheaper here than anywhere else.
A set of eight 8x10 prints is available to go along with the book, the selected paintings are: Marriage of the Virgin, Sistine Madonna, Saint George, Galatea, The Knight's Dream, Miraculous Draught of Fishes, School of Athens, and Madonna of the Chair.
They're printed on 18 pt cardstock with a matte film lamination (the same coating on our jackets and covers) to help make them water resistant. One set of prints may be purchased along with the book for an extra $5.00. If you need more than one set of prints, extras can be added for $8 per set, and the prints alone without the book are $10.