This listing includes the book with one set of prints for US orders. Extra sets of prints may be ordered separately for $10 each.
Canadian and UK orders will receive the print-on-demand paperback only.
Botticelli’s La Primavera, his Venus, his lovely pensive Madonnas are favorites all over the world. Less well-known are his illustrations for Dante, his stark painting of The Outcast, and others after he came under the influence of Savonarola.
Elizabeth Ripley’s biography on one of the greatest Florentine painters gives us a picture of the Renaissance. The Medici, Pope Sixtus, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Charles VIII of France, and, above all, the fanatic Savonarola appear, as they touch the life of the artist. We see the Renaissance through the eyes of a man who lived in its midst and we sense the turbulence of the period in the author’s vivid text.
All paintings are in full color, with a few extras new to this edition. Plus there is a bonus page in the back, but only for US orders, when you get the book here from Purple House Press—page 68 showcases Botticelli's beautiful painting Portrait of a Young Woman. This edition of the book was printed on an offset printing press using 100# matte art paper with 12 pt covers.
A set of eight 8x10 prints comes with the book, printed on thick 18 pt cardstock and with the same matte lamination as the book cover. (US only) Works of art included are Judith with the Head of Holofernes, Pallas and the Centaur, Madonna and Child with an Angel, Saint Augustine,Mystic Nativity, La Primavera, The Birth of Venus, and Madonna of the Magnificat.
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 Portrait of a Young Woman as an extra painting. And there are no prints.